From just about all accounts, Americans are driving more than ever, not just to work but to shopping, to school, to soccer and band practice, to visit family and friends, and so on. The goal of the research presented in this paper was to explore the choices that individual and households make about driving, in particular, the boundary between driving by choice and driving by necessity. Through this exploration, both contribute to a deeper understanding of travel behavior and provide a basis for developing policy proposals directed at reducing the growth of vehicular travel. The results from a series of in-depth interviews conducted in May and June 2003 in Austin, Texas, clearly show that a notable share of driving is by choice rather than by necessity.


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  • Accession Number: 00988173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2005 12:00AM