A study of the temporal stability of urban travel patterns is reported. Daily trip records of individuals from southeast Michigan, obtained from origin-destination survey data sets of 1965 and 1980, are compared and analyzed for temporal changes. In addition to the traditional indicators of travel patterns such as trip rates, trip durations, and travel time budgets, the distribution of trips within trip chains, the sequencing and linkages of activities, and the time-of-day dependency of out-of-home activity participation are considered in the analysis. A series of hypotheses about the temporal stability of these indicators are tested by using log-linear models of contingency table analysis. The results indicate that, generally, these aspects of travel patterns are not stable over time. However, temporal stability is identified in the linkages and sequencing of activities and in the time of day dependencies of the decision to return home.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 29-39
  • Monograph Title: Travel measurement issues
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309037719
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM