INSTRUMENTAL AND LIFE-STYLE ASPECTS OF URBAN TRAVEL BEHAVIOR (ABRIDGMENT)

In order to determine the influence of life-style on travel behavior, a survey of 55,000 households in 70 urban localities in Israel was conducted using home-interview questionnaires and carbon and screen-line surveys. Households were visited on a weekday and asked about the number of trips taken between 2.00 P.M. that afternoon and their purpose. This data was correlated with data on income, household role (e.g. head of household), education, age and vehicle availability. It was found that, while vehicle availability, income, and education in general act as positive catalysts to household travel and reinforce each other, and while age is a negative factor (young adults are the most mobile group, and the elderly are the least), the variables interacted in other ways as well. The net positive effect of income on mobility was higher in automobileless households than in those with cars. Higher education was actually found to have a counter effect on income in reducing mobility. Subsistence trips (i.e. work and business trips) were the predominent trip purpose for heads of households, although this predominance is negatively related to education.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 38-42
  • Monograph Title: Preferences, perceptions and market segments in travel behaviour
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  • Accession Number: 00179384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026784
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM