In this study person trip rates determined in a statewide telephone survey in New York State during January 1983 are reviewed. The results of the study indicated that the average adult in New York makes 2.8 one-way trips per day, and lives 4.5 miles from work and 2.2 miles from shopping. There were no significant differences in average trip rates between upstate and downstate New York, or between urban, suburban, small town, or rural areas of the state. Trip rates vary with income, employment status, sex, number of household vehicles, and presence of children. It was concluded that trip-generation rates are largely transferable between geographic areas, if demographic differences are accounted for, and that transportation planners can have confidence in applying person trip rates from this and other surveys.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 67-74
  • Monograph Title: Travel measurement issues
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309037719
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM