Exploring impacts of land use characteristics in residential neighborhood and activity space on non-work travel behaviors

Understanding how land use characteristics impact travel behaviors is critical for urban and transportation planners to have a better urban design and transportation experience. The objectives of the present study included: (1) examining associations of land use exposures in residential neighborhoods and activity spaces with non-work travel behaviors; and (2) investigating associations of land use exposures with non-work behaviors by mode of transportation: car and public transit. The authors defined non-work activities as maintenance and leisure activities, excluding work, school, or work-related business activities, based on the classification scheme proposed by Reichman (1976). In particular, they focused on the total travel distance of non-work trips per day to represent non-work travel behaviors. This article is organized as followings: the following section synthesizes previous literature regarding relationships between land use and travel behaviors. Section 3 demonstrates methods followed by the empirical results in Section 4. Section 5 offers discussion, limitations, and future research opportunities. The final section provides conclusions.


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  • Accession Number: 01679841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2018 3:05PM