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 SYNTHETICALLY. THE TRIP LENGTH FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION MAY BE DEVELOPED FROM THE RELATIONSHIPS GIVEN IN THE PAPER AND THE POPULATION OF THE CITY. WORK TRIP PRODUCTION AND ATTRACTION EQUATIONS ARE PRESENTED. FINALLY THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE CONTAINED IN THE TECHNICAL APPENDICES OF URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING REPORTS IN ORDER THAT IMPROVED GENERAL RELATIONSHIPS MAY BE DEVELOPED IS OUTLINED. THE ADOPTION OF THE PROCEDURES COULD LEAD TO SAVINGS OF ABOUT 50% IN THE COSTS OF THE TYPICAL TRANSPORT PLANNING STUDY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 54, No 6, PP 22-26
  • Authors:
    • Hutchinson, B G
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Accession Number: 00241515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 1971 12:00AM