This paper describes the Sheffield/Rotherham Land Use Transportation Study, (LUTS) method for dividing the study area into its 505 (including external) traffic zones. A complete map is included, ten general principles, and seven guidelines specific to this study, are set forth. There are some rigid constraints which help define several zone boundaries right away. Access to transport is often the most important determinant of a zone boundary, even overiding A census enumeration district boundary. A wide selection of maps was used; the final scale of the zoning map was 1:10,000. External cordon, study area, and central area were first defined. Then internal screenlines were drawn, and for each section control totals of zones and districts obtained. Districts were defined first, then zones within each district, the average being 3 zones per district. All zones and districts were then reviewed and revised, and finally sectors drawn at the coarsest level of aggregation (about 2.7 districts per sector). The remainder of Great Britain was added as external zones. The procedure for numbering is set out. Zones run consecutively from 1 to 505, and zones and districts run consecutively within each higher unit, districts and sectors respectively. This was done for computational efficiency. An appendix gives all zone/district/sector equivalences, and central area zone maps are included separately. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sheffield/Rotherham Land Use Transportation Study

    9 Stainforth Road
    Sheffield, Yorkshire,   England 

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 1 Tech. Memo
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM