CUBE

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Basic Information

Language

English, German, Italian

Latest update

Price

Free academic licenses are available. Prices for CUBE start from 8511 EUR for a subscription

Application time

2 weeks to 6 months depending on size of network, calibration requirements, data availability

Assistance required

Training is recommended but not vital. Online live, online pre-recorded and onsite training is available. Demo model is free to download.

Assistance data

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

Tool type

Option generator Software


Application area

  • Appraisal and assessment

Target Audience

  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions

Summary

CUBE is a flexible and efficient modelling software to analyse the effects of new projects and policies on a city’s transportation network, land-use, and its population. CUBE is a desktop interface to link between the model, the data, and Geographic Information System (GIS) in a single click, making the development and application of your models easy to use. Benefits include:

•    Easily visualize, test and compare multiple scenarios in one application
•    Advise on the suitability of planning and design decisions to support business cases
•    Uncover hidden consequences before going ahead with investment decisions
•    Use simple flow charts to group processes and quickly complete tasks
•    Access to libraries of functions to save time when developing models
•    Flexible integration with third party tools, including Python
•    One interface for land use and transport to support seamless communication and data sharing
•    Reduce rework, opportunity for errors, and streamline processes with powerful spatial technology

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. 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.

Thematic areas


Active mobility
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Collective passenger transport & shared mobility
  • Ride sharing
  • Car sharing
  • Bike sharing
  • Accessibility
  • Intermodality
  • Service improvements

Demand & urban space management
  • Access restrictions and management
  • Road pricing
  • Parking management and pricing
Urban logistics

Integrated & inclusive planning
  • Spatial planning / land-use planning
  • Multimodal hubs
  • Cooperation of policy fields and institutional stakeholders
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans - SUMP

Contacts

Marios Ntaflos, Bentley Systems

Marios.Ntaflos [at] bentley.com

+44 7443317054

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