Trip generation study of suburban office buildings

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The urban transportation planner is often confronted with questions concerning the impact of traffic generated from a suburban office development upon the transportation network, and amount of parking spaces to be provided to en.sure adequate supply. In order to answer these questions with confidence, it is necessary to have a clear view of the trip generation characteristics of suburban office development and establish design and/or evaluation standards. The objective of this thesis research is to establish the relationship between trip generation characteristics and building characteristics for the suburban office development. Field surveys were conducted to collect the required parameters. Conventional analyses such as trip rate analysis, regression analysis, as well as new techniques were used to determine the trip generation pattern of various types of suburban office development. A computer program was developed to simulate the trip generation pattern based upon the results of the category analysis and the size of the development. A hypothetical building was used to test the sensitivity of the simulation model. The results indicated that the existing parking by-law requirement is inadequate. The thesis concludes with recommendations to revise the parking requirements for suburban offices.
Bibliography: p. 77-79.
Wong, A. Y. (1983). Trip generation study of suburban office buildings (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from doi:10.11575/PRISM/14730