THE CHARACTERISTICS OF NEW TOWN TRAVEL: A CASE STUDY OF RESTON, VIRGINIA

New towns often have been proposed as a significant factor in alleviating transportation problems in urban areas. To test this hypothesis, a comparative study was made between Reston and Vienna, Virginia. Both towns are located on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., with the former being a new town and the latter a typical suburb. The results of this study refer to the automobile ownership and average total mileage driven, the average distance for journey to work, the average number of person trips, the number of walking trips, and the roadspace required and noise levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Interuniversity Transportation Study Group

    Blacksburg, VA  USA 

    Army Corps of Engineers

    North Atlantic Division, Philadelphia District
    Philadelphia, PA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Morgan, K R
    • Dickey, J W
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VITSG-7412 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30097
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1981 12:00AM