THE TRIP AS A BASIC ELEMENT

A MUCH GREATER DEGREE OF UNIFORMITY OF DEFINITIONS UTILIZED IN TRANSPORTATION STUDIES IS ESSENTIAL IF THE DATA COLLECTED DURING THE COURSE OF SUCH STUDIES ARE TO BE MORE WIDELY USED, AND IF RESULTS OBTAINED IN DIFFERENT STUDIES ARE TO BE COMPARED. CURRENTLY DIFFERENT, AND SOMETIMES CONFLICTING, TERMS AND DEFINITIONS ARE USED TO DESCRIBE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME THING. IN THIS ARTICLE A NUMBER OF BASIC ELEMENTS, SUCH AS TRIP, LINKED TRIP, JOURNEY, TRIP PURPOSE AND TRIP END ARE DISCUSSED. ONE OF THE CONCLUSIONS THAT IS DRAWN IS THAT DIFFERENCES IN OBJECTIVES OF SPECIFIC STUDIES TEND TO GIVE RISE TO A LACK OF UNIFORMITY, FREQUENTLY DUE TO A INCOMPLETENESS OF DEFINITION AND INADEQUATE APPRECIATION OF THE TOTAL DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OPERATION. A NUMBER OF MEANINGS WHICH ARE NOT SO WELL KNOWN IN THE NETHERLANDS ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Valk
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 96-101
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1974 12:00AM