Changing Travel Characteristics and Activity Travel Patterns of Households through telecommuting

The emerging information and communication technologies are viewed as a potentially important policy to reduce the increase of mobility. The aim of this study is to analyze the effects of telecommuting on travel characteristics of telecommuters and households, especially on time use and on travel patterns. The data used was obtained through a survey of travel behavior among telecommuters. and their households. A total of 237 households in the Greater Munich area in Germany was asked to participate in the study. The results are presented for: travel characteristics; travel time; mode of transport;trip distribution; and tours. Following conclusions are provided: telecommuting reduces overall travel of telecommuters and their households; telecommuters prefer to travel by car rather than public transit; and trip distribution is more evenly spread and peakhours are avoided.

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    Kidlington, Oxford  United Kingdom  OX5 1GB
  • Authors:
    • Glogger, Andrea F
    • Zuengler, Thomas W
    • Karg, Georg
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 457-470
  • Monograph Title: Progress in Activity-Based Analysis

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  • Accession Number: 01003624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080445810
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2005 10:51AM