The Influence of the Built Environment to the Trends in Commuting Journeys in the Netherlands

In this paper we describe commuting trends in the Netherlands in the past decade and examine the influence of urban form and travel accessibility on commuting journeys over time on the basis of data from the Dutch National Travel Survey (NTS). Exploratory analysis is performed to identify changes in commuting participation, departure time, commuting time, commuting distance and the modal split. Regression analysis and choice models are used to examine the influence of the built environment on commuting parameters over time. The results indicate that urban form has had a consistent influence on the parameters of commuting journeys in the Netherlands in the last ten years. However, the analyses also show that the influence of urban form has become less significant during this time and that individual and other factors are more important than urban form and accessibility in determining the travel behavior of commuters.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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  • Accession Number: 01044599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-0201
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 4:46PM