THE EFFECTS OF URBAN STRUCTURE ON HOUSEHOLD AUTO OWNERSHIP DECISIONS AND JOURNEY TO WORK MODE CHOICE

This report presents the first phase of a comprehensive study of the interrelationships between urban transportation and land use. More specifically, it considers the effects of inter-metropolitan differences in transit and highway service levels and urban spatial structure on the auto ownership and modal choice decisions of a sample of 163,488 white, single-worker households residing in the 125 largest SMSAs in 1970. The principal contribution of the present study is its consideration of the determinants of auto ownership and modal choice of households working and living in different metropolitan areas, where they face different metropolitan areas, where they face different combinations of work-place, housing, and transportation costs. /Authors/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Department of City and Regional Planning, Gund Hall
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Authors:
    • Kain, J F
    • Fouth, G R
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Report R76-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30099
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM