THE EFFECT OF AGE ON URBAN TRAVEL BEHAVIOR

THE FINDINGS INDICATE THE NEED OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS TO EVALUATE THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF VARIOUS AGE GROUPS IN SELECTING AMONG ALTERNATIVE PLANS. THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN WHICH SATISFIES THE "AVERAGE" URBAN RESIDENT'S NEEDS CAN IMPOSE HARDSHIP AND EVEN IMMOBILITY ON OTHER GROUPS OF PEOPLE IF CERTAIN AGE FACTORS ARE NOT TAKEN INTO ACCOUNTS. FOR EXAMPLE, WITH INCREASING AGE, THE TRIP TO THE CITY CENTER BECOMES MORE IMPORTANT TO OLDER PEOPLE; HIGHEST TRANSIT USE OCCURS AMONG PEOPLE 65 AND OVER AND 14 AND UNDER, WITH LOWEST USAGE IN THE 25-34 CATEGORY; AND TRIP LENGTHS INCREASE UNTIL THE AGE OF 25 AND REMAIN CONSTANT FROM THERE ON. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 41, No 7, PP 46-49, 67
  • Authors:
    • Ashford, N
    • Holloway, F M
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00241497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1971 12:00AM