DEVELOPMENT OF TRUCK TRIP-GENERATION RATES BY GENERALIZED LAND-USE CATEGORIES

One method of truck trip-generation analysis--that is, the relation between the number of truck trips produced in or attracted to an area and the characteristics of that area--is land-area trip-rate analysis. This technique develops truck trip rates, usually on a per acre or per square mile basis, for each of the various land-use types in a study area. This study reviews previous research on land-area truck trip rates and develops additional land-area truck trip rates for several cast-study cities. Use of these rates may prove valuable in the analysis of the impact of major truck generating activities in localized sections of an urban area. An examination of the developed truck trip rates shows that, in general, commercial and industrial land uses are the largest generators of truck trips. Much variation is apparent, however; only residential land uses exhibit any consistency when the results of this research and previously reported truck trip rates are compared. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 38-43
  • Monograph Title: Local and regional development and transportation needs
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  • Accession Number: 00302419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029635
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM