COMET is a multimodal transport model, developed using Department for Transport WebTAG guidance. It is able to predict changes in travel demand for vehicles, buses and rail.
It currently covers all A, B, main C roads and some key 'rat runs' in residential areas. Zoning is based on census MSOA areas.
The model was built to represent typical weekday conditions in
- the AM (8–9am)
- Inter peak (an average hour between 10am–4pm)
- PM peak (5–6pm)
with the current base year representing 2014 and the main forecast year corresponding to 2031.
The current version of the model (v3) has been used to support district Local Plan evidence.
A further version of the model (V4) has been enhanced in the vicinity of the A120 Little Hadham bypass to support scheme and business case development.
See the COMET model brochure for more info (PDF, 7.6mb)