Trip Generation of Grocery Shopping Trips Using Survey Data: Case Study in the Netherlands

Although grocery shopping is one of the main travel purposes in urban traffic, relatively little is known about this purpose. In this paper, the authors aggregated reported trips from a survey in the Dutch city of Almelo to study the generation rate of home bound grocery shopping trips. The results show that both socio-economic characteristics of the households and urbanization levels have little influence on trip rates. Only shoppers in single households show lower trip rates. There is however a clear relation between the distance to the nearest supermarket and trip rate. People that live nearby a supermarket will make relatively many shopping trips. Most of these trips are made by bike or foot. The average trip rate by car actually increases with distance to the nearest supermarket. This is a clear sign that relocation of supermarkets to the periphery of urban areas may lead to a higher car use for this travel purpose and therefore to more nuisance. This study can help to quantify the negative effects of such relocations.


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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01155859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-2484
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:10AM