ANALYSIS OF CERTAIN TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS OBSERVED AT SELECTED GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS IN YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

TRAFFIC ENTERING AND LEAVING SERVICE STATIONS LOCATED AT NONURBAN INTERCHANGES NEAR THE CITY OF YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, IS ANALYZED. THE AUTHORS HYPOTHESIZE THAT CERTAIN TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS /E.G., VOLUMES, ORIGINS, DESTINATIONS, PURPOSES, ETC./ OF AN AREA ARE DETERMINED, IN PART, BY THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF LAND USE PATTERNS IN THAT AREA. THE STUDY IS LIMITED TO TRAFFIC HAVING AN ORIGIN AND/OR DESTINATION WITHIN THE STUDY AREAS. THE STUDY AREAS CONSIST OF THE LAND WITHIN A TWO MILE RADIUS FOR EACH OF FOUR INTERCHANGES ALONG INTERSTATE 83. A SAMPLE OF SERVICE STATIONS AT EACH OF THE INTERCHANGES WAS SELECTED AND DRIVERS ENTERING OR LEAVING THESE ESTABLISHMENTS WERE QUESTIONED AS TO THE ORIGIN, DESTINATION AND PURPOSE OF THEIR TRIPS. VOLUME AND DIRECTION OF TRAFFIC PASSING EACH ESTABLISHMENT DURING SELECTED HOURS WAS ALSO OBTAINED. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE WAS USED TO DETERMINE WHETHER SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES EXISTED IN THE TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH INTERCHANGE AND WHETHER THESE CHARACTERISTICS WERE RELATED TO LAND USE PATTERNS. TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS AND LAND USE PATTERNS IN AN AREA WERE FOUND RELATED. FOR EXAMPLE, MANUFACTURING, NONMANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC BUILDING USES ALL TENDED TO ATTRACT AND PRODUCE MORE THAN THEIR PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF TRAFFIC BASED ON THEIR RESPECTIVE PERCENT OF PROPERTIES IN THE STUDY AREAS. THIS TENDENCY WAS MOST PRONOUNCED WITH THE INDUSTRIAL LAND USES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, Hpr-1/2/, 1965
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802
  • Authors:
    • Goulding, J L
    • Coyle, J J
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  • Accession Number: 00227488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:00AM