What is trip generation?
The goal of trip generation is to predict the number of trips, by
purpose, that are generated by and attracted to each zone in a study
area. Trip generation is performed by relating the number or
frequency of trips to the characteristics of the individuals, of the
zone, and of the transportation network. The zone that contains the
home end of home-based trips or the origin end of non-home-based
trips is considered to have produced the trip, while the destination
zone where an out-of-home activity will be undertaken is considered
to have attracted the trip.
Transportation Planning Software
TransCAD Transportation Planning Software
includes a variety of trip generation models to forecast trip
productions and attractions on any level of geographic aggregation.
Among the methods are cross-classification, regression, and discrete
choice models. TransCAD provides methods for the application and
estimation of trip generation models. Also included is a powerful
method to produce synthetic populations consistent with demographic
distributions. The outputs of the population synthesis may be used
as inputs to both traditional travel demand models as well as more
advanced Activity-Based Models (ABM).