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Application Area

  • Appraisal and assessment

Tool Type

  • Option generator
  • Software

Target Audience

  • Metropolitan regions


Cube is the the only modeling platform that covers all aspects related to transportation planning, engineering, and land-use. With an open platform, Cube allows you to build and calibrate models of any type. Cube provides modules to answer specific what-if type questions regarding changes to the transportation networks, land-use, and the population. Benefits include: 1. Cube is famous for its flow-charting environment for designing and building transportation models. The Hierarchy makes each view simple and the user may dig-in for more detail as needed. 2. Powerful GIS capability built on ESRI Technology. Cube can store all data directly in ESRI’s geodatabase format. 3. Flexibility in building models - Cube is equipped with its own comprehensive scripting language for transportation modeling and has the ability to include external programs. 4. Manage scenarios efficiently: Similar to folders on a computer, Cube manages an unlimited set of scenarios organized in a user-defined hierarchy. 5. Sharing results conveniently: Once a scenario is complete, Cube offers many options for analyzing and sharing results. 6. Combine all aspects of modelling within one package. Cube models can integrate land use modelling, freight and cargo models, mesoscopic and macroscopic modelling, highway and public transport routing together with matrix estimation all within one interface. Whether you need to model regional travel demands or understand all the details of traffic operations and parking at an airport, Cube provides the best solution for your needs today and in the future.

Good Example

Cube is being used in many cities around the world, especially in Europe. The most recent publicly advertised application comes from Transport for London (TfL) and their cycling tool CYNEMON built using Cube Voyager. The tool is used to identify routes in London that are cyclable. Using observed data and a calibration process to reflect actual route choice decisions, TfL are able to identify areas that are most likely to see more cycling and incorporate it into their planning decisions.

Input Data

Varies according to modelling type: strategic, dynamic assignment, micro-simulation, land use, freight etc.

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Basic Information

English, German, Italian
September 2017
Free academic licenses are available. Prices for Cube start from 8.000 EUR for a permanent license
2 weeks to 6 months depending on size of network, calibration requirements, data availability
Training is recommended but not vital. Online live, online pre-recorded and onsite training is available. Demo model is free to download.


Citilabs Inc.

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