This report is one of a series summarizing 1970 Travel Characteristics in the Chicago-Northwestern Indiana Region. One of the most important characteristics of urban travel is trip length. A knowledge of current trip lengths, as well as an understanding of how trip lengths may be altered by changing urban travel environment, are vital to the travel forecasting process. While most trips tend to be short, the longer ones have the greatest impact on transportation facilities. Trips over 5 miles in length constitute less than 30 percent of all trips but account for 75 percent of all passenger miles of travel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

    8149 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, IN  United States  46322

    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CATS 372-49
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM