ANALYSIS OF URBAN AREA TRAVEL BY TIME OF DAY

THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS A THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF THE TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION OF VEHICULAR TRAVEL IN EIGHT U.S. URBAN AREAS HAVING POPULATIONS OF 100,000 TO 3,500,000. GRAPHICAL MODELS WERE DEVELOPED DURING THE ANALYSIS, AND TRAVEL DATA FROM ST. LOUIS ARE PRESENTED IN DETAIL ALONG WITH TABULAR AND GRAPHICAL OUTPUTS OF DATA FOR EACH OF THE OTHER CITIES. PROGRAMS WERE DEVEOLOED THAT SUMMED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS IN MOTION AND THE TOTAL VEHICLE-MILES OF TRAVEL TRAVEL OCCURRING EVERY TENTH OF AN HOUR FOR A 24-HOUR PERIOD. FIVE SUBMODELS WERE USED TO AGGREGATE HOURLY TRAVEL INTO SIMILAR TIME GROUPS: WEE HOURS, MORNING, MIDDAY, AFTERNOON, AND EVENING. AREA-WIDE TRAFFIC COUNT DATA WERE USED TO DETERMINE TOTAL VEHICLE-MILES OF TRAVEL OCCURRING ON VARIOUS CLASSES OF HIGHWAY, AND AT VARYING DISTANCES AND ORIENTATIONS FROM THE CENTRAL CORE CITY, ON DIRECTIONAL AND NONDIRECTIONAL BASES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 108-119
  • Monograph Title: Transportation forecasting
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022576
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM