Determining Trip Generation Rates of High-Rise Apartments in Beijing City, China

In recent years, China has begun requiring a traffic impact study as a prerequisite for obtaining a development permit. Trip generation rates for different developments are the key elements in the determination of the accuracy of the traffic impact study. For this reason, the objective of this study is to explore the trip generation rate for high-rise apartments in Beijing, the capital of China. A total of twenty-two high-rise apartment sites were selected for analysis. Regression models were developed, using dwelling units as an exploratory variable. The trip generation rates for autos, bicycles, and transit riders were derived based on statistical analysis. In addition, a comparison of China and US trip generation characteristics was also conducted using the study results and the 2004 ITE Trip Generation Manual. The results of the study can be directly applied to traffic impact evaluation studies required for the development of high-rise apartments. It is worth noting that the study is an effort to achieve a better understanding of the impacts of residential development on China¡'s transportation system for planning and permitting. It also provides a more accurate reference for developers and is a first step toward developing a trip generation manual for China. This study is partially sponsored by the Beijing Municipality Committee of Communication.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1205
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:49PM