TRIP PRODUCTION AND ATTRACTION CHARACTERISTICS IN SMALL CITIES

SEVERAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE ESTIMATION OF TRIPS GENERATED BY AND ATTRACTED TO DIFFERENT AREAS OF SMALL CITY WERE EXAMINED FOR VARIOUS MODES OF TRAVEL. THE TRIP GENERATION STUDY WAS CONDUCTED FOR KINGSTON, ONTARIO, WHILE THE TRIP ATTRACTION STUDY TREATED KINGSTON AND BARRIE. PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT DEPARTMENTS AND HOME-INTERVIEW O-D SURVEYS PROVIDED ALL THE BASIC DATA. FOR THE MOST PART, 24- HR PERSON TRIPS BY VEHICLE WERE STUDIED. ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO RELATE TRIP GENERATION TO CAR OWNERSHIP, POPULATION, DISTANCE FROM CBD, RESIDENTIAL DENSITY, PROPORTION OF SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING UNITS, AND PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION LESS THAN FIVE YEARS OF AGE. THE MOST RELIABLE PREDICTOR OF TRIP GENERATION WAS FOUND TO BE CAR OWNERSHIP. THE ERRORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRIP ESTIMATES ARE SHOWN. RESULTS INDICATED DECREASED ACCURACY TO TRIP ESTIMATION WITH INCREASED SEGREGATION OF TRIP PURPOSE, BUT INDICATED LITTLE IMPROVEMENT IN TRIP ESTIMATES WITH INCREASED SAMPLE SIZES. RELATIONSHIPS WERE FOUND BETWEEN ATTRACTED TRIPS AND ASSESSED VALUE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS AND THE AREA OF LAND IN EACH OF FOUR LAND-USE CATEGORIES, FOR ALL SAMPLE SIZES, TRIP PURPOSES, AND MODES OF TRAVEL TESTED. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-19
  • Monograph Title: Origin and Destination Characteristics
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  • Accession Number: 00227642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:36AM