CAR AVAILABILITY AND TRANSPORT NEED: AN APPROACH TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN APPROPRIATE INDICATOR FOR TRANSPORT PLANNING

This paper reports a preliminary piece of research on a method for measuring the extent of car availability and its relationship to travel behaviour in a rural area of Northamptonshire. The research developed a detailed personal descriptor of car availability. This was defined in terms of an individual's access to a car by time of day and number of days a week. These periods were, in turn, described in terms of whether access to particular activities was possible at that time. A check on the use of this set of indices, by relating them to behaviour, yielded results which appear intuitively reasonable. Further refinement of the method, and testing of its generalisability, may offer one way into the difficult problem of developing theoretically sound transport indicators from existing secondary data. (Author/TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Benwell, M
    • White, I
  • Publication Date: 1979-8-9

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  • Accession Number: 00310373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM