PLANNING AND URBAN AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDIES

THIS PAPER DESCRIBES THE ORGANIZATION OF ORIGIN- DESTINATION DATA INTO A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO TRAFFIC PLANNING. THE CREATION OF INTEGRATED RESEARCH STAFFS AND THE RAPID IMPROVEMENTS IN DIGITAL COMPUTERS HAVE PERMITTED NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE USE OF THE EXPERIENCE GAINED IN URBAN AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDIES. SOME OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS ARE: (1) THE PREDICTION OF FUTURE TRAFFIC FROM LAND USE; (2) THE APPLICATION OF STATISTICAL TOOLS TO THE ANALYSIS OF DATA, SUCH AS MULTIPLE CORRELATION, FACTOR ANALYSIS, AND LINEAR PROGRAMMING; (3) NEW METHODS OF ESTIMATING FUTURE ZONAL INTERCHANGES; (4) MACHINE METHODS OF ASSIGNMENT AND, POSSIBLY, SIMULATION OF TRAFFIC FLOWS; AND (5) USE OF ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS IN DATA HANDLING. THE PAPER IS PREPARED FROM EXPERIENCE IN BOTH CHICAGO AND DETROIT. IT PRESENTS THE ESTIMATION PROCESS AND THE PLANNING PROCESS WITHIN AN INTEGRATED STUDY DESIGN.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, pp 1-7, 4 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Carroll, J D
    • Creighton, R L
  • Publication Date: 1957

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 1957
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 22 1972 12:00AM