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The system that challenges and
validates assumptions about the
transport impacts of new developments.
It is the UK and Ireland’s national system of trip generation analysis, containing over
directional transport surveys at over
types of development. TRICS® was founded and is owned by 6 County Councils in the south of England, collectively the TRICS® Consortium. However, its annual collection programme covers the whole of the UK and Ireland, across 17 defined regions.
This is reflected in the national spread of member organisations across each of these regions, which we know as the TRICS® Community.
This is the website for that community, as well as being a resource for anyone interested in the field of trip generation analysis. Please have a look around – we look forward to receiving your feedback.
On behalf of TRICS® Consortium Ltd,
I would like to welcome you to the
home of the TRICS® Community.
TRICS® is the national system of trip generation analysis for the UK and Ireland, an essential method of measuring the likely transport generated by new developments. I am pleased to be part of the management group that delivers this integral and established feature of the transport planning and development management process.
2015 sees a milestone in the TRICS® journey. On 1st January 2015 the project was for the first time run by its own company. The creation of this new company will enable the current system to be promoted in foreign countries and will also enable the team to develop some new and exciting products to serve the Transportation Industry. Both these areas of work will enable increased development of our current system and help to improve and expand our data collection programme; all to the benefit of our current members and the wider transport planning industry.
From the outset in 1989, we determined that the users should have an ongoing and direct input into how the project was to be developed, and this unique working relationship with the TRICS® Community has culminated in many upgrades and re-writes over the years, with major milestones being the development of a version of TRICS® for Windows, the introduction of the live system on the web, and, more recently, the major upgrade of the user interface that is TRICS® 7.
Meet the team
020 3657 2184/
07500 043 360
020 3657 2185/
07799 778 878
020 3657 2187/
07765 383 630
020 3657 2186
020 3927 8488/
07826 180 609
020 3657 2188
User training & demonstrations
The sessions consist of a full system demonstration, in which all parts of the system are covered. This lasts approximately one hour, and is then followed by an optional "hands-on" session where attendees can practice using the latest version of the TRICS® software with specially-designed "test sheets". This is designed to introduce new users to the system.
Each demonstration/training session costs £500 + VAT, and is free of charge to TRICS® member universities. Organisations hosting sessions are asked to provide a computer and projector for the demonstration part of the session, and also to provide the computer facilities for the training part of the session. Non-member organisations will be provided with temporary access to the TRICS® system for the purposes of the session.
One month free trial
A free trial of TRICS® will allow you to view the system's features and the ever-expanding database of transport surveys which TRICS® offers. It is ideal for those interested in purchasing a software licence, allowing them to evaluate the system in full before committing to membership. The only restriction during the trial period is that you cannot use TRICS® for commercial purposes, with the trial being for evaluation purposes only. So why not try the system out before you become a member?
Many new members of the TRICS® Community originally took up this offer, which provides trialists with full use of the latest version of the system, along with unlimited user support. The TRICS® Team can set up your free trial today, it's quick and it's easy - contact us to request your free trial
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TRICS office is closing over the festive
period, for the purposes of moving from
5pm on 22 December 2015 to 9am on
5 January 2016.
Our new address as of 5th January 2016 will be as follows:
TRICS Consortium Limited, Office 205, 2 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9DX
Our new numbers as of 5th January 2016 will be:
02036572184 - Nick
02036572185 - Ian
02036572186 - Siddika
02036572187 - Owen
supply and commission of TRICS® data
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TRICS Good Practice Guide
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trip rate calculations
land use classifications
how to join
growth in members
database site lists
site lists by land use
latest research reports
full list of research publications
London Cycling Campaign
Campaign for Better Transport
Energy Saving Trust
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHIE)
Chartered Institute of Highway & Transportation (CIHT)
Greater London Authority
Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
Transport Planning Society
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Car Clubs and Car Sharing
WhizzGo - pay-by-the-hour cars
Trips Database Bureau (International collaboration)
Welcome from Managing Director
meet the team
standard assessment methodology
5th November 2019
17th March 2020
Technical Report and Analysis Portal Now Available
Technical Report and Analysis Portal Now Available
Cambourne Village TRICS Survey
TRICS Consortium Limited are pleased to announce the publication and free availability of our technical report covering multi-modal and internalisation surveys undertaken at the Cambourne Village development in June 2018.
We believe this study is the first of its type. We surveyed the whole Cambourne Village site incorporating the usual multi-modal TRICS methodology, plus we also surveyed a number of separate internal non-residential developments within the overall site, looking at splits between internal and external trips, plus the types of journey that were being undertaken. Of course, the study only covers one particular large new settlement on one day (all surveys were undertaken simultaneously), and our results do not reflect any other similar new settlement, but the question of internalisation within such developments has been something that has been raised for a number of years, so we are pleased that we have been able to start looking into this in more detail. We see this as just the beginning, and we look forward to receiving feedback from anyone interested in this subject.
The report can be downloaded
We are also pleased to announce that an analysis portal that TRICS users can use to interrogate the survey results is also available within the Members Area of this website (just log in with user details and it is available there). At the end of the technical report there is some guidance on how to use this facility, which allows our users to look at the individual non-residential developments within Cambourne Village and undertake a variety of analyses based on survey time periods, the types of journeys being made, and splits between journeys to and from these developments made by people from within Cambourne Village and those external to it.
As always, the TRICS team are on hand to answer any queries you may have about this study.
TRICS is marketed and managed by TRICS Consortium Limited, Suite 10, Ashdon House, Moon Lane, Barnet, London EN5 5YL
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