The metro centre near Gateshead will eventually provide 75000 square metres of retail space and parking for 7500 shoppers' cars in addition to its other facilities. It thus represents a major change in shopping provision which will have a major impact on traffic flows as will other planned out of town developments. The Tyne and Wear countywide modelling team funded by the 5 metropolitan districts within the county provides a transportation modelling and analysis service. A model was commissioned to represent the existing and proposed shopping centres so that the impact on the road network could be assessed. A simple model of shopping trips was developed for the area adopting a standard approach to transportation modelling. A flow diagram is presented and details of the model which includes some innovative procedures given. The model in particular distinguishes between convenience and durable floorspace which have different effects on trip generation. In conjunction with modelling, automatic traffic counters have been placed around the metro centre. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Irving, J
    • OAKLEY, C
    • Ramsey, B
  • Publication Date: 1987-3-12

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 19-20
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 168
    • Issue Number: 4935
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00492836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM