The Impact on Non-driver Mobility of Destinations and Bus Routes within Walking Distance of Residence

The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) reveals that non-drivers—assumed to be persons without drivers licenses—largely rely on being driven by others, resulting in mobility that is significantly lower than that of persons who can drive themselves. Interest arises, therefore, in the impact that living within walking distance of destinations and living near transit has on non-driver mobility, but the structure of the NHTS prevents that data from being used to measure these impacts. In this paper, data from a survey conducted in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia—augmented with a new geographic information systems (GIS) technique for directly measuring proximity to destinations—are analyzed using logistic models to measure the impact on non-driver mobility of living within walking distance of destinations and bus transit. Findings include the significant impact of these proximities, the quantifications of which can be used to promote the land use and bus infrastructure policy recommendations developed from the findings to improve the mobility of non-drivers.


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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01155608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0286
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:11AM