INTEGRATING LAND USE AND TRAFFIC FORECASTING

A TWO-YEAR STUDY WAS CONDUCTED OF THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF THE GREATER HARTFORD AREA, WHICH PRODUCED A NEW METHOD OF LAND-USE ANALYSIS THAT COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE GROWTH OF METROPOLITAN AREAS, PARTICULARLY THE RELATIONSHIP OF LAND USE TO HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT. THE DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN TRAFFIC VOLUMES, BASED ON GRAVITY MODELS, WAS THE IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY. THE LAND-USE ANALYSIS IS A MATHEMATICAL MODEL THAT CAN BE USED TO FORECAST ZONE-BY-ZONE DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT AREAS. THROUGH THIS ANALYSIS IT HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT CITIES GROW AS A RESULT OF RATIONAL DECISIONS MADE BY INDIVIDUALS, WHICH WHEN GROUPED TOGETHER AS A WHOLE, ARE PREDICTABLE.

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  • Accession Number: 00240494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 12 1994 12:00AM