Data from the 1971 Reading Travel Survey are used to examine and compare patterns of travel from home to schools and workplaces located in different parts of the survey area. Schools in the outer area tend to have more clearly defined and somewhat smaller catchment areas with 80 per cent of trips within 2 km, compared to 65 per cent for schools near the centre. Walking is the main mode of travel ranging from 62 to 35 percent of trips. Bus travel is more important for schools in the inner area where it accounts for 50 per cent of trips. Workplaces are mostly located near the centre and draw trips uniformly from all parts of the survey area, with only 28 per cent of trips within 2 km. The outer area locations tend to have more localized catchment areas, with 52 per cent of trips within 2 km, but are less clearly defined. The car is consistently the main mode of travel and accounts for between 40 and 50 percent of work trips. Bus travel is important for workplaces near the centre, accounting for 34 percent of trips. The proportion of school and work trips at lunchtime is relatively small.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Lomax, D E
    • Downes, J D
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL-LR-808
  • Files: TSR, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM