Why travel longer? Investigating the influence of suburbanisation and land use consideration on distance travelled

For this project, an integrated database of built environment characteristics was developed for a sample of specific residential locations in the metropolitan Adelaide The survey collected data included information about personal travel characteristics, socio-economic demographic characteristics and the respondents attitudes on their neighbourhood area. This integrated database was then analysed to explore the interactions that may exist between social, land use, urban design characteristics, and distance travelled by the sample individuals. The primary objective was to develop conclusions about the combined impacts of land use and physical development strategies on residents travel behaviour. This paper is organised as follows: the first section, reviews some previous empirical studies in the topic of the interaction between built environments and travel characteristics. The second section of this paper describes the methodological approach applied, including the specific data collection and modelling procedures. Findings of the statistical analyses are presented in the third section. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214666.


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  • Accession Number: 01050542
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 1877040568
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2007 11:37PM