BEYOND DENSITY, MODE CHOICE, AND SINGLE-PURPOSE TRIPS

This study investigates the independent effects of land use on house-hold travel behavior, controlling for sociodemographic differences among households. It appears that even in a sprawling sunbelt environment, land use patterns matter. However, their effect is not exactly as envisioned by the advocates. Accessibility to regional activities has much more effect on household travel patterns than does density or land use mix in the immediate area; accessibility has as much effect on the frequency and length of trips as the mode of travel; and these relationships can be best understood in terms of multi-purpose trip making.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 15-24
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 13 1996 12:00AM