|M.Sc Student||Mansour Sari|
|Subject||Impact Investigation of Moving IDF Camps to the Negev|
Region on Travel Patterns in the South Region
|Department||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Supervisor||Professor Shlomo Bekhor|
|Full Thesis text - in Hebrew|
This final paper examines the transportation impact of moving the military camp "Keriat Hadrakha" from the central region (the area near Tzrifin on Route 44) to the Negev intersection in the south (south of Beer Sheva on Route 40), as the main project of the IDF program to copy its camps from the city centers to the periphery.
The examination of the transition was made in this study with the construction of future projections of four scenarios: 2015 with and without transition, the year 2030 with and without transition. For each scenario, a suitable road network was built and edited, and the appropriate travel demand was estimated, given all the projects expected.
The data source is the 2010 and 2030 road network and demand matrices from the national transportation model. The data source was modified in specific zones related to the demand for travel of soldiers to and from the proposed military camp.
The main tool used in this study to evaluate the
impact of various scenarios is the traffic assignment model.
According to the different scenario results, it can be identified clearly that there is considerable impact of moving the training camp of "Kiryat Hadrakha" to the south on the major traffic roads of that area.
The assignment results show that the road system in 2015 and 2030 in the south region exhibits a good level of service under the expected demand before the transition; however, in selected roads close to the military camp, the level of service are expected to significantly decrease after the transition.
Regarding the supply of the public transport, the existing system today cannot meet the expected demand after the transition and should be upgraded to match the anticipated demand.