WHO MAKES THE TRIPS? NOTES ON AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION OF ONE-WORKER HOUSEHOLDS IN CHATTANOOGA

A BRIEF STUDY IS REPORTED BASED ON A TENTATIVE ANALYSIS OF TRIP DATA FROM CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, AND MAY BE REGARDED AS FALLOUT FROM THE CONVENTIONAL ANALYSES AND TRANSPORTATION PLANS THAT THE ORIGINAL STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO PRODUCE. THE REVIEW OF THESE DATA HAS REVEALED THE FOLLING INTERESTING RELATIONSHIPS' 1/TRAVEL BY THE EMPLOYED MEMBER OF A HOUSE- HOLD CONTAINING ONE WORKING MEMBER INCREASES AS THE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS INCREASE, 2/ THE WORKERS TRIPS INCREASE WHEN THE HOUSEHOLD ACQUIRES ONE CAR, AND INCREASES AGAIN BY AN EQUAL AMOUNT WHEN THE HOUSEHOLD ACQUIRES A SECOND CAR, 3/ THE WORKER ACCOUNTS FOR ONE-HALF TO TWO-THIRDS OF ALL TRIPS GENERATED IN CAR AND TRANSIT, 4/ THE WORKER MAKES MORE TRIPS ON SHORT WORKING DAYS THAN ON LONGER WORKING DAYS AND 5/ THE DAILY AMOUNT OF TRAVEL TIME INCREASES IN DIRECT RELATIONSHIP TO CAR OWNERSHIP.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 84-91
  • Monograph Title: Indirect and sociological effects of highway location and improvement
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00227462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:36AM