An intensive study of the trip generation and traffic distribution within an outer-suburban residential cell was made in response to problems of high traffic volumes on certain streets in the cell, and a corresponding belief that the internal street system was used extensively by through traffic. A traffic survey was conducted to record traffic volumes and vehicle movements in the cell. Simultaneously a questionnaire survey was conducted to determine the trip generation rates and demographic characteristics of the households concerned. It was found that only 4% of the observed traffic was through traffic. The remainder was generated internally. The data were used to study proposals for the redistribution of traffic in the cell, assuming full residential development of the area. Conclusions were reached regarding the environmental design of local street systems and the provision of access to residential areas. /TRRL/

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    • Australian Transport Research Forum. Fourth Annual Meeting, May 24-26, 1978, Perth, Forum Papers.
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    Western Australia Director General of Transport

    68 St. Georges TCE
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00183644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM