A MODEL FOR ESTIMATING CAR OWNERSHIP

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC VARIABLES WERE DETERMINED WHICH ARE STATISTICALLY STRONG AND THEORETICALLY SOUND CRITERIA FOR ESTIMATING CURRENT AND FUTURE CAR OWNERSHIP. PERCENT RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING AS A SURROGATE FOR NET RESIDENTIAL DENSITY WAS A STRONG INDEX OF THE HOUSEHOLD'S NEED FOR PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FOR SATISFYING THE HOUSEHOLD'S STANDARD OF LIVING. IN THE HIGHEST PERCENT RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING CLASS, HIGH AND LOW INCOME FAMILIES HAD EQUAL CAR OWNERSHIP LEVELS. IF THE FAMILY CHOSE TO LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE HIGHLY DENSE AREAS, THEN THE LOCATION OF THE HOUSEHOLD IS BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF OPEN SPACE THE FAMILY CAN AFFORD. SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN INCOME MOVES THE FAMILY TO A LOWER PERCENT RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING CLASS WITH A CORRESPONDING HIGHER CAR OWNERSHIP AND TRIP GENERATION LEVEL. THEREFORE, WITH CURRENT AND FUTURE ESTIMATES OF MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME AND PERCENT RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING, CURRENT AND FUTURE ESTIMATES OF CAR OWNERSHIP CAN BE MADE WITH A HIGH DEGREE OF ACCURACY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 12, No 1, PP 15-21
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    CATS Research News

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  • Authors:
    • Alevizos, G C
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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  • Accession Number: 00201809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1970 12:00AM