This paper was presented at session 26 - transport planning techniques 1. Transportation studies have been conducted in most large Australian cities. During these studies information about the travel patterns of individuals was sought by means of a home interview survey (his). This paper is devoted to assessing aspects of home interview surveys, including the aims behind them, how they have been changing over time and whether the scope and type of data collected is consistent with these aims. It is found that in many cases consistency is not present, resulting in the collection of inappropriately defined data and in A restricted ability to compare travel behaviour from city to city. It is also found that much more socio-economic data have been amassed than have ever been utilised. It is suggested that these data, despite their inconsistencies, provide an excellent and cheap base upon which to research many aspects and theories of individual travel behaviour, collection of in appropriately defined data and in a paper suggests that thorough analyses of existing data could well lead to a vast reduction in future travel survey requirements. Finally, the evolution of home interview surveys is traced and future evolution speculated upon. A bibliography of transportation studies is included for completeness. (a) (TRRL)

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    • Proceedings from the Ninth Australian Road Research Board Conference, Brisbane, 21-25 August 1978.
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    • DUMBLE, P L
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 89-111
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    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 6

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  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM