Estimating residential public transport trip generation rates

Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) uses vehicle trip generation rates to quantify the transport impacts of developments. However, very little guidance is available on how to estimate the impact of developments on public transport trip generation. This may lead to underestimating the impacts that new developments have on the public transport system, especially in inner-city areas. This paper attempts to fill this gap by estimating residential trip generation rates for public transport in Melbourne. These were derived using the VISTA09 travel survey (Victorian Integrated Survey of Travel and Activity). We found that public transport trip generation rates depended on the distance to public transport stop/station and distance to Melbourne CBD. Several case studies were used to illustrate the difference between public transport and private vehicle trip generation rates. Developments in inner and middle Melbourne suburbs that have good access to public transport generate a significant number of public transport trips, comparable to the trips generated by private vehicles. The inclusion of public transport trip generation data within TIA guidelines will assist in a much more detailed measurement of the impacts developments may have on the public transport system.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, 15-18 August 2017, Melbourne

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  • Accession Number: 01664016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2018 12:28PM