Special Issue Article
TRIP GENERATION MODEL FOR THE CORE AREA OF THIRUVANANTHAPURAM CITY
The travel demand in Thiruvananthapuram city is continuously growing due to its employment in software sector, higher education and commercial activities. With intense developments in residential use and work centres spread over the city of Thiruvananthapuram there has been steep rise in mobility pattern of the people, putting the transport infrastructure of the city to great stress. Despite these prevailing problem, effort to make an empirical study on the city’s urban transportation is significant. This paper attempts to develop a home-based trip generation model to examine the factors influencing the trip generation rate in the study area. A mathematical model is developed and the results show that trip generation rate is highly dependent on the employment status of the people.