The number of trips that are generated by limited service/economy motels may be different than trip rates for other motels. The objective of the research described in this article was to develop a database on trip-generating characteristics of limited service/economy motels. Sixteen limited service/economy motels at highway interchange locations in Tennessee were chosen for the trip generation survey. Traffic counts were taken at the driveways of the selected motels. In addition, a questionnaire survey was conducted to obtain information on the characteristics of motel occupants and their travel. Researchers found that trip generation rates per occupied room for limited service/economy motels, when compared with those rates given in accepted trip generation manuals for motels, differed from the rates of full-service motels. Also, survey responses indicated that, while staying in a motel, business travelers make more trips than tourists, and restaurant trips make up the majority of total trips made by guests during their stays. This suggests that guest characteristics and proximity to other land uses can strongly affect trip generation characteristics of motels.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Patel, M I
    • Wegmann, F J
    • Chatterjee, A
  • Publication Date: 1996-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00726946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1996 12:00AM