APPLICATION OF ORIGIN AND DESTINATION TRAFFIC DATA IN PLANNING HIGHWAY FACILITIES FOR GREATER KANSAS CITY

THE DATA RELATE TO 260,000 DAILY TRANSIT PASSENGER TRIPS, INTERNAL MOVEMENTS OF 198,000 AUTOMOBILES AND 76,000 TRUCKS AND 63,000 EXTERNAL AUTOMOBILE TRIPS. WITH THESE DATA POPULATION DISTRIBUTION CAN BE RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT IN MAJOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS. THE PATTERNS OF THE RESIDENCE LOCATION OF WORKERS IN THESE AREAS OF MAJOR EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSES MUCH INFORMATION OF VALUE IN HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT PLANNING. THE LARGE PASSENGER CAR VOLUMES ANTICIPATED ON SECTIONS OF PROPOSED URBAN EXPRESS HIGHWAYS SHOW THAT PROVISION FOR MASS TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES SHOULD BE INCORPORATED IN THE DESIGN OF EXPRESS HIGHWAYS IF VEHICLE VOLUMES ARE TO BE REDUCED TO THE POINT WHERE DOWNTOWN PARKING FACILITIES CAN ADEQUATELY HANDLE THE LOAD. THIS AND IMPROVEMENT OF TRANSIT SERVICE TO ATTRACT MANY MORE PASSENGERS AND RETAIN MANY OF THE PRESENT TRANSIT PASSENGERS WILL BE NECESSARY TO REDUCE TREMENDOUSLY INCREASED EXPENDITURES REQUIRED FOR THE PROVISION OF OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES AND ADDITIONAL STREET SPACE REQUIRED FOR ADDITIONAL STREET SPACE REQUIRED FOR ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS. STUDIES NOW PROGRESSING BASED ON ORIGIN AND DESTINATION DATA, INDICATE THE INTERSTATE EXPRESS HIGHWAY SYSTEM WILL FACILITATE TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS BUT MANY ADDITIONAL EXPRESS HIGHWAYS WILL BE NEEDED TO SERVE ADEQUATELY URBAN TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS OF THE FUTURE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 25, pp 279-297, 20 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Picton, J M
  • Publication Date: 1946

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting Held at Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 25-28, 1946
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  • Accession Number: 00228063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1982 12:00AM