LAND USES AND TRAVEL AT SUBURBAN ACTIVITY CENTERS

This article aims to build upon past research by studying the relationship between land use and various indicators of travel demand for a number of office buildings at six different suburban activity centers across the United States. The data source used in this analysis was the report on Travel Characteristics at Large-Scle Suburban Activity Centers, recently made available through the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The analysis that follows examines the influence of project size, density, land-use mixing, and parking facilities on three measures of transportation demand: trip generation rates, work-trip mode splits, and automobile occupancy levels. The analyses are summarized by presenting a table of land-use elasticities--indices of how sensitive various measures of travel demand are to various indicators of site land-use characteristics. The article concludes with discussions on how land use and transportation can be more closely integrated in U.S. suburbs.

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 479-491
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM