In early travel surveys, under-reporting of travel was more common for non-motorised modes than for motorised modes. This was particularly the case in those surveys which focussed on trips and not activities. Through the use of an activity-based approach, and inclusion of all people in a household who travel, the South East Queensland Household Travel Survey (SEQHTS) provides comprehensive data for investigation of non-motorised transport. This paper draws on Brisbane data from SEQHTS to provide a profile of weekday non-motorised travel. Overall, the bicycle accounts for about twoper cent of all weekday travel in Brisbane, while between 13% and 20% of all travel is undertaken on foot, depending on the definition used for mode share. The bicycle's share of the total travel market is slightly smaller than the train and about half that of the bus. The majority of bicycleriders are young males and the predominant trip purposes are education, social/recreation and work. In contrast, women have slightly higher participation in walk trips. About 70 per cent of weekday bicycle trips are of 15 minutes duration or less, while about 50% of walk trips are of 5 minutes duration or less. (a) For the covering abstract of this conference see IRRD abstract no. 861222.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 285-301

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  • Accession Number: 00669791
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  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 1994 12:00AM