Traffic Generation from Land Development Proposals

by Satish C. Sharma, Grad. Student; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., The Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
Afifi H. Soliman, Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., The Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,


Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 2, Pg. 243-254


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to simulate and predict the changes caused in the existing commuter travel pattern by new land development schemes within the framework of a specific community. Particularly, this study is concerned with developing a residential location distribution model with special emphasis on the effect of socioeconomic factors of commuters on the travel time parameter of the model. The findings of the study may be helpful to the siting of new land development activities in the existing infrastructure of an urban system. The parameters of the model developed clearly indicate that the workers of a low socioeconomic group generally have more tendency to live close to the place of employment as compared to high socioeconomic groups. The low group may choose to live close to the place of employment depending on neighborhood affiliation, land use infrastructure, type of housing, transit availability, or merely because the part of the income spent on commuting seems disproportionately large.

Subject Headings: Land use | Commute | Model analysis | Residential location | Social factors | Travel time | Parameters (statistics) | Infrastructure

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