We conducted a traffic (jargon – trip) generation study of existing CVS Pharmacies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area (Download Trip Generation Study for MN CVS Pharmacies – for NEC York & 69th in Edina MN). While we were on site collecting manual peak period trip generation data to calibrate our mechanical tube counts with, we collected parking occupancy and drive through queue data during the weekday p.m. peak period. Six suburban sites were surveyed from November 3, 2009 through November 7, 2009. Each store had two drive through lanes.
Our traffic generation results are shown in Table 1, which also shows the average rates from the Trip Generation report for comparison. During the p.m. peak period, we observed a maximum queue of three total cars waiting in the drive through lanes. The maximum parking occupancy during the p.m. peak period was 33 vehicles (2.54 parked stalls per 1,000s of building square feet). Based on the data for each peak period, we expect the parking lot and drive through data to represent the peak usage.