In most empirical studies of commuting behaviour, commuting flows are seen to be responsive to the spatial patterns of residence and work sites. Drawing upon the residential relocation literature, it is suggested that the rates of change of these spatial patterns over time also affects the pattern of commuting. An empirical investigation is described which uses data on cummuting flows from fringe areas into the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto in 1964 and 1971. Recent residential relocation is found to have a significant effect on the level and direction of commuting. Further, this effect is found to be similar in 1964 and 1971 suggesting a stability in commuting behaviour. /Author/

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  • Authors:
    • Miron, J R
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  • Pagination: 25 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00182457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Rpt. No. 49
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1981 12:00AM