THE CHANGING COMMUTE: A CASE-STUDY OF THE JOBS--HOUSING RELATIONSHIP OVER TIME

Commuting patterns between home and work were studied among 30,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente, a major health care provider in Southern California. The study tracked differences between home and work location among employees over 6 years by analyzing employee records and responses to a survey of over 1500 of the workers. It was found that work trip lengths had, in general, not increased over the 6-year period. Growth of the work force had contributed more to the increase in local traffic congestion than had a lengthening of the work trip over time. The automobile remains the dominant mode of travel between home and work for these employees, and choices of residential location were found to be based upon many factors in addition to the home--work separation, such as quality of neighborhood and schools and perceived safety.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1711-29
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  • Accession Number: 00797666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2000 12:00AM