Data for this examination of the relationship between certain socioeconomic characteristics and household trip making were from two trip origin and destination studies involving random sampling of over 10,500 households in Lansing and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Present findings suggest that three factors can be used for mobility analyses to summarize differences between households rather than using a dozen or more other socioeconomic characteristics. These are mobility opportunity, social class and life cycle. A mobility index was computed which measures the change in the variable in question while holding all other variables constant. Transportation research and planning can be improved by combining households into districts; determining needs of each district keeping in mind that the lower the mobility opportunity the greater the need, the lower the social class the greater the need, and the more advanced the stage of the life cycle the greater the need; the allocating transportation facilities in relation to the need of each district.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Massman, F
    • Faria, A J
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 347-367
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM