Trip Generation of Student-Oriented Housing Developments

Estimation of trips generated by various types of land uses is essential for many transportation planning and engineering activities. Trip generation models exist for a wide variety of land uses, including apartment housing, but a model specific to off-campus college student housing apartments does not exist. Student-oriented apartment housing is believed to have different trip patterns than general-purpose apartments due to students’ unique schedules and travel patterns. The research presented herein develops alternative linear and log-linear trip generation models based on the vehicle-trips generated by 26 student-oriented apartment complexes in three college towns in the southeastern United States. Typical trip generation models for apartment housing appear to substantially underestimate the number of vehicle-trips generated during the evening peak period when applied to student-oriented off-campus housing developments in college-town settings. Considerable differences in directional distribution exist between the sites studied herein and typically used values. Finally, the models developed herein exhibit lower coefficients of variation and better predictive capability than do the models for apartment housing as presented in a current publication.


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  • Accession Number: 01608875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2016 3:04PM