AN ANALYSIS OF URBAN AREA TRAVEL BY TIME OF DAY

The temporal distribution of vehicular travel in eight U.S. urban areas, ranging in size from 100,000 to 3,500,000 population was analyzed. Graphical models were developed during the analysis and travel data in an example urban area, that of St. Louis, is presented in detail along with tabular and graphical outputs of data for each of the other cities. Programs were developed which summated the total number of persons in motion, and the total vehicle miles of travel occurring every tenth of an hour for a 24-hour period. In Phase A, five submodels were used to aggregate hourly travel into similar time groups, i.e., wee hours, morning, mid-day, afternoon, evening. In Phase B, area-wide traffic count data were used to determine total vehicle miles of travel occurring on various classes of highway, and at varying distances and orientations from the central core city, on directional and non-directional bases. /NTIS/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    One Boston Place
    Boston, MA  United States  02108

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Highway Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • TITTEMORE, L H
    • Birdsall, M R
    • Hill, D M
    • Hammond, R H
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 286 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., FH-11-7519
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-7519
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM