December 14


Queue Data for the Top 5 Drive Through Uses

By Mike Spack

December 14, 2015

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Drive Through RestaurantA key item for traffic engineers to review on a commercial site is whether or not vehicles waiting in a drive through lane will block circulation in the parking lot. Very little actual data exists on drive through queues, so we collected more than 1,200 hours of video at drive-throughs and did the data reduction.  I wrote about this in my article “How many vehicles do you need to store in a drive through lane?” But the topic of drive-thru queue data came up several times in our recent reader survey, so I’m posting the link to the original article again for readers who may have missed the original post.

During our data collection process we collected data for five popular drive-through uses including:

  • Banks
  • Car Washes
  • Coffee Shops
  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Pharmacies

Click the link to download a copy of the Drive-Through Queue Generation Report.

Are you interested in more trip generation data? 

If you are interested in more trip generation data, we offer free, open source trip generation data at At you can download more than 4,080+ hours of professionally collected data on 14 popular land uses.

We are always looking to collaborate to collect trip generation data. If you’d like to partner with us to collect trip generation data in your area, we have a limited pool of COUNTcam video collection products that we’re lending for free to collect data around the country. Leave your contact information in the comments section or you are interested in the lending program or contact Sales at

  • Mike, this link isn’t working. How can I download a copy of your D-T Queue Gen report? thx.

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