Transportation planning is said to be moving away from its dependence on the aggregate forecasting procedures used in the 1960's and 1970's towards a broader-based approach in which a wider range of techniques will have a complementary role to play. New types of procedure will be introduced such as HATS (The Household Activity-Travel Simulator). This is a household-based survey technique that uses display equipment as part of a loosely structured in-depth group interview. It is designed to examine the role of travel in the daily lives of household members, and may be used to identify the ways in which participants might adapt their behaviour in response to a range of transport or land use policy measures. Sample sizes are small and the objective is to provide the planner with a breadth of qualitative and quantitative insight that may prove valuable in many different ways. Among the benefits of this broader approach are said to be its flexibility and adaptability and the greater ease of understanding of methods and findings by planners, politicians and the public. (TRRL)

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    Royal Town Planning Institute

    26 Portland Place
    London W1N 4BE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jones, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-3-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 37-39
  • Serial:
    • Planner
    • Volume: 66
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Royal Town Planning Institute
    • ISSN: 0309-1384

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM