The Research and Design Institute for Urban Transportation conducted a USD 7.5 million project to study and improve transportation infrastructure within Moscow’s Third Ring Road area, which was in need of a traffic flow overhaul due to the city’s complex layout. Data pertaining to traffic loads, illegal parking, and tram route right-of-ways were collected from 2,893 roads within the study area. The challenge was to consolidate road infrastructure data from all streets into a citywide transportation model.
The project team selected Bentley software to automate drawing and rendering processes, saving time, reducing errors, and improving the quality of the documentation. ProjectWise was used to centrally store, exchange, and coordinate the internal documentation. Using Bentley Map for GIS, with its powerful MicroStation platform, the institute seamlessly combined drawing production processes with the rendering of the elements in the transportation infrastructure.
Combining the processes of drawing and rendering transportation elements using Bentley Map and MicroStation reduced labor costs by 15 percent and saved 25-30 percent in design time. The introduction of electronic review processes also eliminated time required to track design changes, and provided possibilities to interact with external information systems. The project effectively increased road safety and traffic capacity while optimizing the public transportation system for increased use.
Bentley’s GIS publishing and mapping applications provided the foundation for the transportation data management solution allowing surveyors, designers, and project managers access and interaction in real time to streamline workflows and optimize construction for roadway projects. The ability of Bentley Map’s spatial analysis feature to accommodate Moscow’s road infrastructure was instrumental in enabling the institute to eliminate data discrepancies typically found in traditional 2D methods.
Project Playbook: Bentley Map, MicroStation, ProjectWise