TIS: a statement of fact or fiction [traffic impact statement]

A Traffic Impact Statement (TIS) documents the traffic impact on the surrounding transport infrastructure of a proposed development. It explores the number of car parking spaces required to support the development and predicts the impact of the traffic movements generated by the development and distributed onto the surrounding road network. There have been some major changes in the last 10 to 25 years that have had a significant effect on actual car parking demand and traffic generation of developments including: 1. Increasing trading hours; 2. Increasing car ownership; 3. Reducing public transport use; 4. Changes to seasonal variations; 5. Impact of Travel Demand Management. Do these changes effect the relevance of these technical guides for current and future developments? This paper explores the potential changes on car parking demand and traffic generation from these and other changes that have occurred over the last 10 to 25 years and poses the question: what are we as traffic practitioners, who faithfully service the development industry, doing about it and is our response reasonable? (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E211783.


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  • Accession Number: 01011399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0957884044
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:08PM