HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR. THE IMPORTANCE OF COGNITIVE FACTORS

HUSHAALLENS RESERUTINER. BETYDELSEN AV KOGNITIVA STYRFAKTORER

Households, all car-owners with children, were studied with the aim of (a) assessing if they underuse public transport and (b) measuring their knowledge about the local public transport system. Both adult members of 22 households in a Swedish town with 80000 residents responded first to a questionnaire: they then were required to record all their trips during a week. The families all lived at a travel distance of at least 5 km from the husband's place of work. The access to public transport was normally good for the town. Actual travelling, as assessed by the self-report, was generated to an equal degree by work trips, shopping and leisure activities. 50 per cent were undertaken by car, 6 per cent by bus and the remaining 44 per cent by bicycle or walking. Of 106 work trips it was estimated that only 9 could have been made with a delay of no more than 30 minutes. (TRRL)

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.
  • Serial:
    • VTI MEDDELANDE
    • Issue Number: 401
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM