RECREATIONAL DAY TRIPS - A STUDY OF THE VICTORIAN SCENE

ONE DAY SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED IN MAY 1969, AND AGAIN IN THE SUMMER OF 1970, AT SELECTED RECREATIONAL SITES NEAR MELBOURNE. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONNAIRES COMPLETED WHILE AT THE SITE WERE OBTAINED FROM VISITORS. RELATIONSHIPS WERE SOUGHT BETWEEN CONTRIBUTORY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RECREATIONAL TRAVEL SUCH AS: (A) LOCATIONS OF ORIGINS OF VISITS THROUGHOUT THE STUDY AREA, (B) TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND DISTANCES, (C) PATTERNS OF TIMES OF ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE, (D) DURATIONS OF JOURNEYS AND VISITS, (E) NUMBERS OF SITES VISITED, (F) FREQUENCY OF VISITING A SITE, (G) EXTENT OF INTENTIONAL VISITING, AND (H) SOCIO-ECONOMIC PARAMETERS INCLUDING HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION BY AGES, OCCUPATIONAL TYPES, INCOMES, PLACES OF BIRTH, TYPES AND NUMBERS OF VEHICLES OWNED, AND DRIVER LICENSING. SOME SEVEN-DAY TRAFFIC COUNTS ON RELEVANT ROADS LED TO ASSESSMENTS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF RECREATIONAL TRAVEL IN ROAD DESIGN. A TREND TOWARDS RELATIVE INCREASE IN LONGER DISTANCE VISITING AND TRAVEL IS FORECAST. ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO THE NEED FOR CAREFUL REGIONAL PLANNING TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY OF TRAVEL AND THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL RECREATION SITES AND SUITABLY ORIENTED AND VARIED ELEMENTS OF THE ROAD NETWORK. CONTINUED RECREATIONAL RESEARCH IS RECOMMENDED TO GUIDE DEVELOPMENT. /AUTHOR/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 41-75
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM