Bitzios Consulting has been commissioned by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), NSW to undertake a traffic generation study of drive through coffee outlets (outlets). The need for this study has arisen from the increasing number of outlets opening in recent times and the RMS Guide to Traffic Generating Developments (Guide) does not include this specific type of development.
Whilst the Guide contains data on drive-through fast food outlets, the drive-through coffee outlets are unique in that the business focus is almost exclusively on beverage sales with limited food available. Most of these outlets do not have seating and only have limited parking mainly for the purpose of providing a space for patrons to park while they wait for a larger than usual order. This service is becoming increasingly popular and in order to assist in better and consistent planning outcomes it is necessary for reliable trip generation and parking demand data to be collected and analysed to include in the Guide.