Ramboll Denmark is the Lead Consultant for the project which started in May 2019 and will run until May 2021. Ramboll is implementing the project together with two Italian firms, Mobility In Chain and IRD Engineering as well as a local engineering sub-consultant, MGM Consult PLC.
The Consultant team will conduct a rigorous assessment of the travel demand patterns and transport conditions in Addis Ababa, using a VISUM-based travel demand model to identify the best transport plan strategies for the city of Addis and test the possible plan alternatives. VISUM is a software package which helps represent the transportation system of a city, simulate the existing traffic conditions and forecast the future traffic in order to plan the transport offer which will meet the demand. As part of the SCTDP, the Consultant will also mainstream the gender and other vulnerable groups’ dimensions through socio-economic as well as technical sections’ content, analysis and recommendations towards attaining transport models and a master plan that are gender and vulnerable groups sensitive/responsive/inclusive. To the extent possible, considerations of gender and vulnerable groups will be included in the Consultant’s data collection plan, so that surveys and counts conducted to feed the VISUM transport model can capture the needed dimensions related to gender and vulnerable groups’ characteristics.
Stakeholders and citizens will be informed of progress and consulted on the plans during the entire plan development process through several stakeholder workshops, public information sessions and via this project website.
Once the overall Transport Masterplan 2030 has been agreed upon, plans and projects for transport sub-sectors will be prioritised, based on their financial and economic feasibility. During the second project year, the consortium will support the project stakeholders in building their transport planning and modeling capabilities to implement the plan successfully over time.