Travel Behavior Over Time

Using detailed travel surveys (the Travel Behavior Inventory) conducted by the Metropolitan Council of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul (Twin Cities) Region in Minnesota for 1990, 2000-2001, and 2010-2011, this report conducts an analysis of changes in travel behavior over time. Specifically looking at changes in travel duration, time, use, and accessibility; telecommuting and its relationship with travel and residential choices; transit service quality and transit use; effects of age and cohort; and changes in walking and bicycling. Much has changed in this period, including the size of the region, demographics, economics, technology, driver licensing, and preferences, examining in turn the effects of investment, development, and population change on behaviors for the Minneapolis-St. Paul region as a whole and for areas within the region. While this research cannot hope to untangle all of the contributing factors, it aims to increase understanding of what did happen, with some explanation of why. This will inform transportation engineers, planners, economists, analysts, and decision makers about the prospective effects of future changes to networks, land use, and demographics while also evaluating the effects of previous network investments.

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    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering
    500 Pillsbury Drive, SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455-0116

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Research Services and Library
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Metropolitan Council of Twin Cities

    390 Robert St. N
    St. Paul, MN  United States  55101
  • Authors:
    • Levinson, David
    • Lindsey, Greg
    • Fan, Yingling
    • Cao, Jason
    • Iacono, Michael
    • Brosnan, Martin
    • Guthrie, Andrew
    • Schoner, Jessica
  • Publication Date: 2015-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 270p

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  • Accession Number: 01603672
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC 2015-23, CTS # 2013078
  • Contract Numbers: (c) 99008 (wo) 95
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2016 10:17AM