Trip Generation: Fundamentals and Recommended Practice


Trip Generation is the most fundamental process in transportation planning. It acts as an important guiding factor in designing transportation systems. A new “trip” that gets generated between two land uses can have a huge impact on transportation systems unless the trips are estimated and the perceived impact is evaluated and mitigated. Over the years, planners, developers, and engineers have adopted a standard process of estimating trips generated by land use developments based on historical data or proxy site analyses. Although the process is simple, estimating the appropriate trips are very subjective and data dependent, especially when it comes to the multi-modal and mixed-use settings. In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the fundamentals of the site-specific trip generation process, including various elements that influence a trip generation, the importance of estimating new trips, and recommended practice by ITE.
At the end of this webinar, the participants should understand:

  • The Fundamentals of Trip Generation
  • How to estimate trips from land use developments
  • The Standard process of trip generation in North America and current practices around the world
  • How to reduce trips and estimate new trips
  • The benefits of using online trip generation tools to estimate trips quickly and easily 

The presenter will also have an interactive workshop providing the opportunity to work on a case study using an online trip generation tool, OTISS Pro.


Mallikarjuna Kenchappagoudra (Arjun) is a Transportation Designer working at Transoft Solutions at its headquarters office at Richmond, British Columbia. He has over ten years of mixed experience in transportation engineering, software development, business operations and academic research. Graduated from the University of Alabama Huntsville in 2007, Arjun started his career as a Traffic Engineer focused on Traffic Impact Analysis, Evacuation Planning, and Traffic Simulation analysis. He worked in the United States for 3 years and in India for 7 years both as a consultant and an employee in multi-national companies. Arjun joined Transoft Solutions in 2013 and contributed significantly in the development of OTISS (Online Traffic Impact Analysis Software), ITETripGen (ITE’s new online web app), OTISS Pro. He has been working closely with ITE technical staff in building online software solutions for trip and parking generation data.

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