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Trip Generation Rates and Mobility Patterns in Gated Residential Communities in Córdoba, Argentina

  • Alicia Riera Instituto de Investigación y Formación en Administración Pública - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
  • Carlos María Lucca Instituto de Investigación y Formación en Administración Pública (IIFAP), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
  • Julia Brusa Instituto de Investigación y Formación en Administración Pública (IIFAP), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
  • Claudio Falavigna Instituto de Investigación y Formación en Administración Pública (IIFAP), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9340-0390
  • Héctor Taborda Instituto de Investigación y Formación en Administración Pública (IIFAP), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Resumen

Trip generation rates in eight gated residential communities with different location built environments, street connectivity and transit service availability, show the influence of these variables on mobility patterns. Classified vehicle entry and exit counts at each site’s gates were performed, including private car, taxi, motorcycle, school van, walk, bicycle and truck, while passengers were registered for occupancy rate estimation. Car trip generation rates per residential unit in those communities located in low density areas with little street connectivity and limited access to transit services, were three times greater than car trip rates in communities placed in denser areas with better street connectivity and available transit services. Private car ridership in isolated communities was over 70%, while riding transit, walking and biking were less frequent.