Travel data for a sample of over 3000 households in the reading area in 1971 were used to compare the effect of household location relative to the town centre on household weekday travel time budgets and trip rates. Both were found to be linearly dependent on household size, giving mean values of about 60 min and 3.0 trips per person per day, with some dependence on household car ownership. When households were grouped according to type, household location was found to have little effect on either measure of travel. The similarity of the results was largely due to the spatial uniformity of trip time throughout the survey area, averaging 20 min per trip. Separate modal values were 15 min for walk trips, 15 min for pedal cycle trips, 20 min for car driver and passenger trips, and 25-29 min for bus passenger trips. Individual household time budgets for the same type of household were a little more variable than the corresponding trip rates, and the mean values were therefore a little less reliable. Further work is planned to examine the spatial uniformity of person time budgets and trip rates for different types of person. (Author/TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Downes, J D
    • MORRELL, D
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Accession Number: 00334853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM