TRAVEL TIME "BUDGETS" IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

As part of continuing efforts to develop new tools for modeling and forecasting urban travel, World Bank staff tabulated urban travel data in order to identify regularities in the allocation of time to travel in cities of developing countries. A major motivation in this approach is to investigate the daily mean expenditures on travel, in time, and money terms, which are regarded as "budgets" allocated to travel if they display predictable regularities. The paper summarizes the results relating to travel time obtained from four cities: Bogota, Singapore, Salvador and Santiago. Average travel times are stratified by income in all four cities, and further stratified by household size, vehicle availability, sex, age and occupation for some cities. In all cities examined, the daily travel time per traveller appeared to exhibit regular trends associated with income, household size and other socioeconomic characteristics. (Author/TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • ROTH, G J
    • Zahavi, J
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Accession Number: 00334850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM