TRAVEL PATTERNS AND PROBLEMS OF SUBURBAN HIGH SCHOOL MALES: EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE PHYSICAL MOBILITY OF A POPULATION SUBGROUP, WITH RECOMMENDATIONS

Teenagers' travel behavior and their transportation needs and preferences were investigated in three working class Boston suburbs having different levels of transit service. Fifty male high school students met in weekly panels to discuss where, when, how, and why they traveled, how much it cost them, and other travel-related information. The report recommends long-term, direct participation of all traveler subgroups in transportation planning and management. Expanded programs to improve pedestrian facilities and ease access to automobile travel are concluded to be most likely to satisfy the travel requirements of the teenager subgroup.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also HS-018 442
  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138

    Federal Highway Administration

    Division of Socio-Economic Studies, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gurin, D B
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Sumry Rpt., HS-018 441
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7849
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1989 12:00AM