Active Adult (55+) Community Trip Generation Rates

In response to the growing number of applications for the development of age restricted communities (55 years old and older) the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) through the Delaware Center for Transportation sponsored this study to examine trip generation characteristics and traffic impacts. Goals of the study include: identify for the general Delaware population what the household structure and travel characteristics are for people 55 and older, and examine how household structure changes with age; acquire available data to describe the household structures in age-restricted communities; compare households in age-restricted communities with similar households outside of such communities; research current literature and data on travel characteristics of those in age-restricted communities across the country; identify any Delaware specific information that would be available to describe travel characteristics of age-restricted communities; describe the number of age-restricted communities in Delaware and features that make them different from traditional housing developments; and examine the types of facilities offered to residents and how that might affect trip generation.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Delaware Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 778
      Dover, DE  USA  19901
    • Project Managers:

      Brockenbrough, William

    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      301 DuPont Hall
      Office 360D Dupont Hall
      Newark, DE  USA  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Racca, Dave

    • Start Date: 20040701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20060401
    • Source Data: RiP Project 17668

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459909
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:15PM