This report summaries a study carried out by TRRL on behalf of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working conditions. That study reviews research on commuting and on its consequences in all member countries of the European community. This report contains a description of basic commuting patterns and of the policies that are concerned with commuting in each member country, noting where similarities and differences occur. It examines research on the processes involved in modal and residential choice, to show how the present pattern of commuting has evolved and how people respond to change. The report also examines the social consequences of commuting, looking at its effects on community structure and social and family life, and particular attention is paid to the effects of long and difficult journeys on behaviour at home or in the workplace. This report only covers the major findings of the study, and a comprehensive treatment of the subject and a bibliography will be found in the full report-A European Study of Commuting and Its Consequences, published by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin 1983. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Pickup, L
    • Town, S W
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SR 796
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM