In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on environmentally friendly means of transportation, particularly those powered by electricity. Poland’s transportation policy aims to support the development of tram transportation as a cost-effective and eco-friendly option due to its lack of emissions in urban areas and quiet operation. As a result, the expansion and modernization of tram networks, the acquisition of new rolling stock, and the introduction of new infrastructure technologies have been progressing year by year.
3D visualizations are commonly used even before the first work begins on the construction or modernization of tram lines. They are an integral part of the project, serving as the foundation, for instance, when announcing a tender for the development of a specific urban space. They also play a significant role in situations where we want to attract private investors to the project and convince the public of the planned changes.
A well-executed visualization fully demonstrates the potential of the planned investment, assesses its feasibility, and considers potential modifications during the conceptual phase. It is also an essential form of promotion and advertising.
It is important to remember that the modernization and creation of new tram lines, along with the installation of necessary technical infrastructure, are often associated with road network renovations along the designated transportation corridor. The use of tram visualizations helps avoid costly mistakes, which typically involve additional financial expenses and many hours of work.
Visualization of tramway projects is particularly important when it is necessary to fit the planned investment into urban spaces that require the preservation of aesthetics and integration with historical or conservation areas. In the process of modernizing and constructing new tramway lines, it is crucial to adapt existing or planned functional concepts while preserving historical values and integrating them into the urban context.
In such situations, 3D visualization becomes a valuable tool for making informed decisions and comparing expectations with reality, thus resolving any doubts about the course and final form of the planned project. This allows for the creation of an attractive visual composition with practical significance.
New tram routes should adhere to the highest standards and align with the latest European trends in urban space design. Properly designed roads, tram stops, and traffic signaling systems significantly improve pedestrian and cyclist safety. 3D visualization provides a comprehensive understanding of the spatial structure and maximizes the potential of the area by illustrating future street layouts, parking spaces, sidewalks, green spaces, etc. The earlier such graphical representations can be reviewed, the easier it is to implement changes to the project.
It’s important to note that well-designed urban areas serve as a city’s showcase. Therefore, urban authorities, city architects, and developers primarily benefit from this type of visualization.
To achieve a more realistic and credible appearance of urban space visualization, elements from everyday life are introduced, such as cars, trees, and even models of people walking along sidewalks. This allows for a full observation of how streets and areas will look when put into use.
The use of drone footage provides a bird’s-eye view of the project, enabling investors to assess whether the solution aligns with their expectations.
The main objective of these planned investments is to improve tram traffic flow, increase safety and comfort for users, and provide easy network access for people with limited mobility. This results in a more favorable attitude of city residents towards using public transport, leading to fewer cars on urban roads. This has a significant impact on air quality in the city and its surroundings, as well as the overall environment.
Presenting projects to a broader audience in this way demonstrates professionalism and serves as a strong argument in discussions with clients or officials.