ESTABLISHING URBAN TRANSPORTATION DEMANDS BY SYNTHETIC PROCEDURES

SIMPLIFIED AND CHEAPER TRAVEL PREDICTION TECHNIQUES ARE ADVOCATED FOR MEDIUM AND SMALLER SIZED URBAN AREAS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT A KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPATIAL PATTERN OF THE PEAK HOUR WORK TRIPS IS ADEQUATE FOR TRANSPORT NETWORK PLANNING. INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WHICH ALLOWS THE GRAVITY MODEL TO BE CALIBRATED SNYTHETICALLY. THE TRIP LENGTH FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION MAY BE DEVELOPED FROM THE RELATIONS GIVEN IN THE PAPER AND THE POPULATION OF THE CITY. WORK TRIP PRODUCTION AND ATTRACTION EQUATIONS ARE PRESENTED. FINALLY, THE PAPER OUTLINES THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE CONTAINED IN THE TECHNICAL APPENDICES OF URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING REPORTS IN ORDER THAT IMPROVED GENERAL RELATIONS MAY BE DEVELOPED. THE ADOPTION OF THE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED COULD LEAD TO SAVINGS OF ABOUT 50% IN THE COSTS OF THE TYPICAL TRANSPORT PLANNING STUDY. /A/TRRL/

  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 22-6
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM