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Leicester and Leicestershire Integrated Transport Model (LLITM)
What is LLITM?
The LLITM is a computer-based programme, which can predict what will happen if we make changes to the road or transport network in Leicester and Leicestershire. Data is fed into the model and it tells us what will happen for example, to traffic patterns if we built a new bypass, a new bus station or make changes to bus fares. LLITM is made up of 8 different components which can be run together or independently depending on the type of policy or scheme you are testing.
What can LLITM be used for?
Over the next 20 years, thousands more houses will be built across the county to meet the demands of a growing population. Building houses in one town will affect travel to Leicester and other towns and may impact large areas of the strategic road network (SRN). LLITM can help in planning sustainable locations where housing and employment should be located to minimise this impact.
Amongst other things the LLITM can be used to:
Inform development of transport and land-use policies/strategies
Provide input into the appraisal of individual transport schemes/strategies under different land-use / economic scenarios
Assist with developing business cases that will be acceptable to the Department for Transport for central government funding
Look at proposed housing growth and transport infrastructure to assess the environmental impacts, namely air quality, noise and CO2 emissions