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Perth, WA 6000


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The SIDRA INTERSECTION 8 UPDATE Workshop is offered for users with a knowledge of earlier versions of the SIDRA INTERSECTION software. The objective of this one-day workshop is to provide a comprehensive presentation on the new features of SIDRA INTERSECTION 8 for intersection and network analysis to enable the use of this new version effectively. The workshop is set with examples based on the SIDRA Standard Left-Hand software setup with metric units.

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Class size varies approximately between 12 and 30 delegates.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
Dress code is casual.

Please Bring With You

Please bring a USB key with you to copy the SIDRA INTERSECTION project files created during the workshop.

Ticket Fee

The ticket fee displayed on Eventbrite is per person. A discounted fee applies to Early Bird tickets. These are available only for a limited time and limited allocation. All prices are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST.

The ticket fee covers costs of providing hands-on computer use, workshop notes, morning and afternoon teas as well as lunch.


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Registration required for each workshop

Separate registration is required for different SIDRA workshops. For instance, if you would like to attend both the VERSION 8 UPDATE and FUNDAMENTALS workshops, you are required to register for these two workshops separately via Eventbrite.

A full listing of all available workshops is available on our website:

Cancellation Policy

Tickets fees are non-refundable. Another delegate may be substituted for the same workshop free of charge. Transfer between workshops is not allowed unless another delegate is substituted and there is a position available in the required workshop.

Please contact us about delegate substitution in advance using the details given below for Enquiries.


  • A fairly good level of knowledge of the use of SIDRA INTERSECTION.
  • A good level of familiarity with traffic engineering methods and terminology and knowledge of intersection modelling and evaluation concepts.

A good understanding of traffic operations at intersections is essential for the effective use of traffic models for intersection and network design and evaluation purposes. Attending the MODEL FUNDAMENTALS Workshop is recommended for developing an improved understanding of the use of SIDRA INTERSECTION for traffic modelling.

Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of the VERSION 8 UPDATE Workshop, participants will:

  • gain a good knowledge of the new features of SIDRA INTERSECTION Version 8 including the user interface, input, output and modelling changes that have been introduced in this version;
  • learn about how the model results will be affected by changes in SIDRA INTERSECTION Version 8;
  • be able to adapt to the major changes introduced in SIDRA INTERSECTION Version 8 and be able to use the new software package effectively.


This one-day VERSION 8 UPDATE Workshop provides an interactive learning opportunity with hands-on computer experience, working together with instructors through many examples.

The SIDRA INTERSECTION workshops are not just about intersection and network analysis, but aim to improve general understanding of operational analysis of all traffic facilities. It is important to learn about model calibration as an important element of realistic modelling of traffic facilities.

The VERSION 8 UPDATE Workshop will cover modelling of all types of intersection and network modelling in teaching the following new features of SIDRA INTERSECTION Version 8 to existing users:

  • faster Network model computing speeds;
  • Network signal timings (Cycle Time, Phase Times and Signal Offsets) including the new Optimum Cycle Time and Phase Time options for Sites, Networks and Common Control Groups;
  • new Network Demand and Sensitivity analysis methods for design life, flow scale and parameter sensitivity;
  • graphical displays of intersection geometry, volumes, signal phasing and Movement IDs within most Site input dialogs for assisting the input data entry process and allowing direct in-display data entry;
  • variability statistics given in Site and Network output reports and displays;
  • new Project Summary report using the new Site Category parameters;
  • User Report facility based on user-defined report templates;
  • Input Comparison and Output Comparison functions for Sites, Networks and Routes;
  • enhanced Network Displays with numerical values and the new Approach Distances display;
  • new graphical displays of Lane Changes, Lane Flows, Network Flows and Midblock Flows with pop-up displays of detailed information for Networks;
  • new Route Travel Performance report;
  • new Signal Coordination displays in the form of Lane Displays for Sites, Networks and Routes, and Movement Displays for Sites;
  • Critical Movements display for signalised Sites with a phase -movement timings bar display and an ARR 123 style critical movement diagram;
  • new Saturation Flows report for signalised Sites;
  • various important user interface and model improvements.

Target Audience

The target audience for the SIDRA INTERSECTION Version 8 UPDATE Workshop includes Traffic Engineers and Planners involved in the analysis of intersections and networks for design, operations, planning and traffic impact assessment purposes who are currently using a recent version of SIDRA INTERSECTION.

SIDRA INTERSECTION training workshops provide an excellent opportunity for networking by meeting your colleagues who are working in areas related to your work.



Dr Rahmi Akçelik is a leading scientist and software developer with 40 years of practical, research and training experience in the area of road traffic operations, traffic engineering, management and control. He is Director of Akcelik and Associates Pty Ltd (trading as SIDRA SOLUTIONS). He has more than 300 technical publications in his area of expertise. He is the author of the SIDRA INTERSECTION and SIDRA TRIP software packages. Rahmi served as member of various US Transportation Research Board Committees. He has trained several thousand professionals in over 300 workshops, courses and seminars.

Awards received by Rahmi include the 2014 Roads Australia Award for Technical Excellence in recognition of the exceptional achievement of an individual in a technical or scientific area relevant to transport, the 2008 ITE ANZ Contribution to the Transportation Profession Award, the 1999 Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award for outstanding contribution to the application of science and technology, and the 1986 ITE US Transportation Energy Conservation Award.


Mark Besley is a scientist and software specialist who has worked in the traffic management area since 1980s. He has been making a significant contribution to the development of the SIDRA INTERSECTION software in collaboration with Dr Rahmi Akçelik during the last 30+ years. He has trained several thousand professionals in over 300 workshops, courses and seminars.

Mark has been involved in many aspects of research on traffic operations including traffic network models, incident detection, fuel consumption estimation, traffic data collection and analysis.


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General Information about SIDRA Training Workshops

The SIDRA INTERSECTION software is an advanced micro-analytical traffic evaluation tool that employs lane-by-lane and vehicle path models. It is for use as an aid for design and evaluation of individual intersections and networks of intersections. It can be used to analyse signalised intersections, roundabouts (unsignalised, with metering signals, and fully-signalised), two-way stop sign and give-way / yield sign control, all-way stop sign control, signalised and unsignalised pedestrian crossings, single point interchanges (signalised), freeway diamond interchanges (signalised, roundabout, sign control), diverging diamond interchanges and other alternative intersections and interchanges.

SIDRA INTERSECTION training workshops will help you enjoy the power of analysis to find solutions to intersection and network problems!

During 2000-2017, Akcelik and Associates and its accredited representatives ran 322 training workshops across Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Brazil and many countries in Europe and Middle East. In evaluation of these training workshops, the trainees rated various aspects of the workshops and the SIDRA INTERSECTION software very highly.

A full listing of all available workshops is available on our website:

Read the About Workshops page for more general information.

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