TRAVEL BEHAVIOR AND MOBILITY PATTERNS OF LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (ABRIDGMENT)

This research was designed to study the way in which a low-income population receiving subsidies through the Department of Social Services traveled. Their perceptions of trip modal choice and their satisfaction with the travel mode used were included in a travel diary. The findings indicate that the majority of the travel outings occurred between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The trip destinations were generally concentrated in the CBD, in outlying areas where services are concentrated, and in areas where a large number of medical services are located. The majority of the outings were single-purpose trips and could be classified as shopping, or social-recreational or both. The study population felt that they were at a disadvantage because they did not own automobiles. They did not have the freedom to travel, and, because of a heavy reliance on but service, they were restricted due to the inflexibility of bus routes and schedules. The study concludes that mass transportation is an important entity to a majority of low income individuals. Because of the systems inflexibility, these who are mass transit dependant remain immobile.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 16-18
  • Monograph Title: Transportation issues: the disadvantaged, the elderly, and citizen involvement
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025974
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1982 12:00AM