Urban travel demands created by schools in the city of St. John's

Bradbrook, Frederick James (1972) Urban travel demands created by schools in the city of St. John's. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The frustrations of early morning traffic congestion in the vicinity of schools in the City of St. John's are well known to all drivers of motor vehicles who are obliged to negotiate the city-wide road network between 8:15 and 9:00 a.m. daily. -- The purpose of this report is to attempt to quantify the extent of traffic congestion, to study the impact of school-oriented traffic on the road network in relationship to normal travel patterns and to try to determine the characteristics of that segment of the population who drive their children to school. -- No attempt is made to generate solutions to the problems of school traffic congestion as they exist nor to offer any suggestions as to how these problems may be avoided in future school construction, although this could well form the basis for further study. What is achieved, to a reasonable degree, is a compilation and analysis of various data associated with school travel patterns and the determination of those parameters which can be considered the most important in predicting future travel demands. -- School travel is analyzed by type of school, by niode of transportation, by distance, by car ownership and by socio-economic characteristics of the parents of school children. From this analysis predictors are devised (both graphically by means of category analysis and mathematically in the form of regression equations) whereby school auto trips can be reasonably forecast from a knowledge of the present variables. -- Since this constitutes, in effect, a pilot study in this area, there are certain items of information included which are not particularly useful at this time other than for illustrative purposes, but which conceivably may be of value in further research in the field of school travel as it affects the urban transportation pattern.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7171
Item ID: 7171
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 150-154.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1972
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--St. John's
Library of Congress Subject Heading: City traffic--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; School children--Transportation--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's

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