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Welcome to Trips Database Bureau

Wednesday 7 September 2016

TDB will be holding its 2016 Annual General Meeting at the Wellington 2016 TDB Seminar. Formal notice of the AGM have already been distributed to members and can be found here, including the proposed agenda. Key details are:  


Fourteenth Annual General Meeting 2016

Wednesday 7 September 2016 at 6:30pm

at the 2016 TDB Wellington Seminar Venue

Sustainability Trust Meeting Room

2 Forresters Lane (off Tory Streets)

Wellington 6011, New Zealand


The meeting agenda includes the election of up to six Board members (two New Zealand, four Australia).  Nomination forms may be found on our website.

Any queries or matters pertaining to this Annual General Meeting may be directed to either the Chair (Tony Brennand) or the Executive Officer (Stuart Woods). 



 Join us in this great opportunity to gain insight and knowledge of latest developments, and build valuable industry networks.  A key feature of the seminars will be presentations by TRICS Managing Director, Nick Rabbets, who is visiting New Zealand and Australia as part of the increasing the collaboration between TRICS and TDB.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Small scale developments ITA guided research
  • TRICS: Past, present and future
  • Our on-line database
  • Pass-by and diverted traffic research
  • Changes in trip rates over time
  • Data collection: joint opportunities and challenges

Read more in the full newsletter .  

The Trips Database Bureau 

Transport trip and parking rates are an important aspect of land development within New Zealand and Australia.

Engineers and planners use trip and parking data to:

  • Predict how may people may visit a development.
  • Calculate the number of car parking spaces required.
  • Calculate the proportion of people using different transport modes.
  • Quantify the scale of effect a development may have.
  • Quantify the size of a development based on available transport capacity.

It is important that the information used to calculate these items is reliable and relates to specific New Zealand and Australian land uses. The Trips Database Bureau (TDB) has established a database that collects and maintains reliable trip and parking demand data.

If you work in an engineering or planning consultancy, with a local or regional council, or you have an involvement in transport surveys you should consider joining TDB.