The Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi (DoT) announced today the launching of the “Trip Generation and Parking Rates Manual for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi”. In addition DOT initiated the Transportation Impact Study (TIS) online system. This is part of DoT's endeavor to transform numerous services from paper to electronic methods, which will enhance customer services and expedite the review process.
The Transportation Impact Study (TIS) is one of the requirements for any development in Abu Dhabi Emirate. The (TIS) contribute to the planning of infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The preparation of the TIS relies mainly on the availability of a comprehensive manual, which calculate the expected trips generated and identify the parking demand requirement for each Development based on the proposed land uses
The Integrated Transportation Planning (ITP) Division in DOT prepared a study, where the project team surveyed more than 400 sites in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Western Region areas. The study covered more than 70 land use type, including residential, commercial, lodging and industrial projects. Subsequently, the new trip generation and parking rates have been defined for different land uses in Abu Dhabi Emirate which also varies according to the project location either inside or outside the Central Business District (CBD).
In addition, the trip generation and parking rates manual has been linked to the TIS online system. The system will calculate traffic volumes and parking requirements related to the proposed land use information according to the new Trip Generation and Parking Rates Manual.
It is worth noting that publishing of the Trip Generation and Parking Rates manual will help in planning the transportation infrastructure surrounding any project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
With regard to the development of the TIS online system, this system helps in saving time and effort for applicants through the continuous communication between developers, consultants and DOT representatives to enhance customer services and expedite the review process. The DOT is also working in coordination with other relevant stakeholders to establish online integration.
it is expected that the Trip Generation and Parking Rates manual issued by the Department of Transport will be utilized in several cities with similar land use characteristics.