THE IMPACT OF TRANSIT ON SUBURBAN OFFICE TRAVEL CHARACTERISTICS. SESSION 20

Low density suburban residential areas and suburban activity centers have developed in Calgary, Alberta, over the past decade. The transportation planning problem has been complicated by the fact that little data exists on how transit influences travel demand and parking requirements at suburban office complexes. This study showed: (1) Modal split to suburban offices is not significantly affected by availability of public transit; (2) Relaxation of parking requirements based on availability of transit to such centers is not recommended: (3) Light rail transit has not caused significant change in mode choice to suburban office centers; (4) Light rail operates only in one corridor and for a relatively short time; land development patterns respond and travel patterns change only over a long period; (5) Reductions in parking requirements can be obtained by the temporal parking demand provided by a mix on land uses.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Compendium of Technical Papers, ITE 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, September 23-27, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Brown, M
    • MORRALL, J
    • Wong, A
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 20-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM