Research Highlights

Multimodal Trip Generation, Vehicle Ownership and Use: Characterizing The Travel Patterns of Residents of Multifamily Housing

Kelly Clifton
Many cities are reconsidering their reliance on ITE’s Trip Generation Manual, now in its 10th edition. Kelly Clifton and co-investigator Kristina Currans of the University of Arizona examine the advantages and limitations of ITE’s land use taxonomy for multifamily residences. They find that the land use categories aiming to capture intensity of development for residential land uses (high-rise apartments, for example) do not appear to capture any more variation in the vehicle or person trip ra... Read More

Data and Methodological Issues in Assessing Multimodal Transportation Impacts for Urban Development

Kristina Currans
In 1976, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) compiled their first Handbook of guidelines and methods for evaluating development-level transportation impacts, specifically vehicular impacts (Institute of Transportation Engineers 1976). Decades later, these methods— essentially the same as when they were originally conceived—are used ubiquitously across the US and Canada. Only recently, with the guidelines in its third edition of the ITE’s Trip Generation Handbook (Institute of Tran... Read More