Integrating the Garin-Lowry model with a Travel Demand Model

The earliest land use model is known to be the Garin-Lowry model (GL) which was introduced nearly fifty years ago. Since then, land use modelling has significantly improved to encompass dynamics of land use evolution, decision makers’ behaviour and the inherent stochasticity in people’s behaviour. Even though, the basic GL is a cross-sectional static model, the convenient matrix formulation of GL persuades practitioners to utilize GL despite its shortcomings. This study aims at revisiting GL to rectify its shortcomings while maintaining its simple structure. The objectives of this study include improving the transportation component of GL, adding behavioural models in GL’s activity distribution and lastly introduce an equilibrium framework between travel and activity location choices using the basic GL model as its core. With the preliminary results of the Greater Sydney region, the study shows that the proposed framework achieves a better match to the existing conditions of the region than the results of a basic GL model.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ADB10 Standing Committee on Traveler Behavior and Values.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

  • Authors:
    • Siripanich, Amarin
    • Ghasrikhouzani, Milad
    • Rashidi, Taha Hossein
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2019


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01697619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-04776
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2019 3:51PM