TRAVEL TIME USE IN THE INFORMATION AGE

The focus of this paper is consideration of the potential significance of travel time use within past, present and future patterns of mobility based on UK data and debates. The paper outlines some established conventions relating to travel time, namely that: (1) the amount of daily travel time per person remains stable; (2) in economic terms time spent travelling is unproductive and wasted; and (3) activity time and travel time are mutually exclusive. The paper goes on to elaborate on understandings that relate to this hypothesis and in some respects, tend to support it. Also discussed are considerations that should come to bear on the hypothesis in terms of its validity and implications.

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  • Accession Number: 00988177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2005 12:00AM