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Trip Generation of Selected Industrial Groups.

Leake, G.R. and Gray, J.E. (1979) Trip Generation of Selected Industrial Groups. Working Paper. Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds , Leeds, UK.

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Abstract

This paper determines the factors influencing commercial vehicle trip generation for selected industrial groups, and quantifies their effects using multiple regression analysis. Two methods of selecting the groups were adopted: one using eight of the Standard Industrial Classes; and one which attempted to put industries having similar vehicle generation characteristics into the same group, by subdividing SIC groups or by grouping together industries with similar manufacturing or trading processes. The survey combined an initial interview of firm's management about the operations of the firm with a recording by the firm of their travel data, using a sample of firms in the West Yorkshire metropolitan area. Of 22 relationships developed, 15 were considered acceptable descriptors of the variations in trip making, but only in 3 cases did a single variable (such as total floor area or total employees) account for more than 70 percent of the variation, and no single variable type gave the best fit for the various groups investigated.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the Institute of Transport Studies, University Of Leeds
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 25 May 2007
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 21:09
Published Version: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Identification Number: Working Paper 113
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2411

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