Modelling the Transport Flows in Marijampolė (Lithuania)

Vytautas Grigonis, Gražvydas Mykolas Paliulis


Every town is a framework driven by local inhabitants’ needs, filled with the ideas of local planners and influenced by global and local economical conditions. Consequently, it is crucial to find economically reasonable and sustainable infrastructural solutions to many problems which include traffic flow. A comparison and substantiation of various urban transport infrastructure development strategies in small Lithuanian towns and a documentation of these strategies are an essential part of comprehensive urban plans. An analysis concentrating on the town Marijampolė, as a case study, ie modelling transport flows with software VISUM 9.3 and comparison of the infrastructure development strategies are presented in this article.


transport flows; four-stage modelling; substantiation of infrastructure development; comprehensive plan

Full Text:



Akinyemi, E.; Zuidgeest, M. Sustainable Development and Transportation: Past Experiences and Future Challenges. World Transport Policy and Practice, 2000, Vol. 6, No 1, p. 31–40.

Black, J. A.; Paez, A.; Suthanaya, P. A. Sustainable Urban Transportation: Performance Indicators and Some Analytical Approaches. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 2002, Vol 128, No 4, p. 184–209.

Burinskienė, M. Sustainable Development and Preparation of Comprehensive Plans for Lithuanian Cities. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, No 7, Suppl Urban Development and Roads. Vilnius: Technika, 2000, p. 3–9 (in Lithuanian).

Newman, P.; Kenworthy, J. The Land-use-Transport Connection. Land Use Policy, 1996, Vol 13, No 1, p. 1–22.

Hojer, M.; Mattsson, L. G. Determinism and Backcasting in Future Studies. Futures, 2002, Vol 32, p. 613–634.

Lithuanian Road Board. Manual for Road Investments. Second Edition KIV-04-01. Vilnius: 2004. 98 p. (in Lithuanian).

Skrinskas, S.; Domatas, A. Analysis of Lithuanian Gravel Roads Paving Programme Implementation in 1998–2005. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering. Vol I, No 4. Vilnius: Technika, 2006, p. 157–166.

PTV Traffic Mobility Logistic. Analysis and Planning of Transport Networks, VISUM User Manual. PTV AG: 2004, Germany, p. 1–1–1–18.

Lithuanian Ministry of Environment. Regulation STR 2.06.01:1999: Transport Network Systems of Cities, Towns and Rural Areas. Vilnius: Ministry of Environment, 1999. 16 p.

Strategic Plan of Marijampolė Municipality till 2010. Approved on Jan 28th, 2005 by Marijampolė Municipality Council Resolution No 1-453, www.marijampole. lt accessed on Jan 06, 2007.

General Plan for the Reorganization of Marijampolė Municipality Education Institutions during 2005-2012 Period. Approved on Nov 25, 2005 by Marijampolė Municipality Council Resolution No 1-672, accessed on Jan 06, 2007.

Department of the Statistics. Counties of Lithuania 2004. Vilnius: Dept of the Statistics, 2005, p. 33–42.

PTV traffic mobility logistic. PTV vision demonstration CD. PTV AG: 2004, Germany.

Burinskienė, M.; Paliulis, G.; Valeika, V. et al. Organization of Vilnius Transport: Action plan. Vilnius: VGTU, Territory Planning Research Institute, 1999, p. 8–12 (in Lithuanian).

Department of Urban Engineering. Evaluation of G. Vilko-Ukmergės Transport Node Influence on Vilnius Transport System, Final Reports. Ist stage. Vilnius, Department of Urban Engineering. 2004, p. 13–14 (in Lithuanian).

Department of Urban Engineering. Evaluation of G. Vilko-Ukmergės Transport Node Influence on Vilnius Transport System, Final Reports. 2nd Stage, Vilnius, Department of Urban Engineering . 2005, p. 22–23 (in Lithuanian).

Klibavičius, A. Multi-purpose Optimization of Coordinated Traffic Control Systems. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Annex Urban Development and Roads. Vilnius: Technika, 2001, p. 34–37 (in Lithuanian).

Rodrigue, J.; Comtois, C.; Slack, B. The Geography of Transport Systems. Canada: Routledge, 2006.

Grigonis, V. Influences of Urban Structures on Energy Resources Consumed by Passenger Transportation. Summary of Doctoral Dissertation. Vilnius: Technika, 2005. 27 p.

Loukopoulos, P.; Jakobsson, C.; Garling, T. et al. Car-user Responses to Travel Demand Management Measures: Goal Setting and Choice of Adaptation Alternatives. Transportation Research, Part D, 2004, Vol 9, p. 263–280.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2007 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press Technika