USE OF A LOWRY-TYPE SPATIAL ALLOCATION MODEL IN AN URBAN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY STUDY

This paper describes the structure of a lowry-type spatial allocation model and the results of using the model to evaluate several different hypothetical urban forms with respect to the level of transportation energy consumed in urban passenger travel. The lowry-type model was used together with simple models of trip generation, mode choice and trip assignment to produce realistic land-use patterns and characteristic travel behavior in each city. Interzonal trip matrices were computed for each of five trip purposes (work, two types of shopping or service, non-home based and social) and following the assignment of trips to the network, energy models for automobile as well as transit were utilized to assess the transportation energy consumed over all trip purposes in each of several different urban spatial structures. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, J L
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 117-126
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1981 12:00AM