The spread of design rates for visitation to out-of-town superstores and hypermarkets has previously been suggested as 30-50 trips per 1000 sq ft of gross leasage area. Monitoring of the Carrefour Hypermarket, Caerphilly, since its opening in September 1972 indicates a wider range. However, a closer relationship occurs when visitation rates are related to retail area. The author recommends that rates ranging from 80 to 90 entry trips per 1000 sq ft of retail area be used, the lower level applying to hypermarkets and superstores without such additional facilities as a petrol filling station and the upper level applying when such facilities are present. Parking ratios of 10 to 15 spaces per 1000 sq ft of retail area are recommended. (a) (TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kelly, R W
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

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  • Accession Number: 00310283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM