Communication and Travel Behaviour: Two Facets of Human Activity Patterns

This paper's underlying concept is that the technological developments, both in transport and in communications increase flexibility and allow a spatial-temporal reorganization of activities. The reorganization may induce qualitative and quantitative changes in traffic. The paper explores the relationship between communication and mobility behavior. Some of the conclusions reached demonstrate that high use of information and communication technology (ICT) and the mobile phone positively impact mobility; the data clearly show that with all age groups a high number of trips correlates with high ICT use. The regression model presented in the paper identified the use of ICT in general and the mobil phone in particular to be the strongest influencing factor.

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  • Authors:
    • Nobis, Claudia
    • Lenz, Barbara
    • Vance, Colin
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 471-488
  • Monograph Title: Progress in Activity-Based Analysis

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  • Accession Number: 01003573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080445810
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2005 8:27AM