A TEST OF THE CONCEPT OF A HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING-TRAVEL-BEHAVIOR CORRIDOR-ABRIDGEMENT

THE KEY FACTOR IN DETERMINING WHETHER A NEW HIGHWAY GENERATES ADDITIONAL DEMAND AND NOT MERE TRANSFERS OF FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITY AND CONSUMER MOVEMENTS IS TO ESTABLISH THE INVESTMENT AND CONSUMPTION RESPONSES THAT THE NEW HIGHWAY STIMULATES. RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER THERE IS JUSTIFICATION FOR THE CONCEPT OF A HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL-BEHAVIOR CORRIDOR. THE FINDINGS ARE BASED ON THE RESULTS OF 700 HOUSEHOLD INTERVIEWS. THE HOUSEHOLDS WERE IDENTIFIED BY USING PROBABILITY SAMPLING TECHNIQUES. THE RESEARCH WAS DESIGNED TO YIELD PARTIAL ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: (1) IS A CORRIDORIZED CONCEPT OF TRAVEL BEHAVIOR JUSTIFIED? (2) WHAT IS THE GENERAL SHAPE OF SUCH A CORRIDOR (ELLIPTICAL, ELONGATED)? (3) DO GRAVITY MODELS AID IN EXPLAINING TRAVEL-BEHAVIOR PATTERNS WITHIN SUCH AN AREA? (4) DOES TRAVEL BEHAVIOR WITHIN THE CORRIDORIZED AREA DEPICT A RATIONAL COST-CONSCIOUS PROCESS? (5) DO DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC VARIABLES AID IN EXPLAINING THE PROCESS OF TRAVEL BEHAVIOR? (6) WHAT ARE THE FREQUENCY, NUMBER, AND DURATION OF TRIPS GENERATED FROM SUCH AN AREA? THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS WERE: (1) THE SHOPPING-TRAVEL BEHAVIOR OF HOUSEHOLDS DEPICTED A RATIONAL, COST-CONSCIOUS APPROACH TO THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING GOODS, (2) RELATIONSHIPS TO FUNCTIONAL RETAIL CENTERS WERE ISOTROPIC IN CHARACTER, AND RETAIL FUNCTIONAL HIERARCHIES APPARENTLY WERE EASILY PERCEIVED BY HOUSEHOLDS, (3) CORRIDOR FORMULATIONS WERE REALISTIC AND WILL BE USEFUL FOR ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS, (4) GRAVITY FORMULATIONS WERE OF ONLY LIMITED USEFULNESS IN EXPLAINING THE ORIGINS AND DESTINATIONS OF TRIPS ORIGINATING FROM THE TOTAL AREA OF ANALYSIS, AND (5) DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC VARIABLES DID NOT ADEQUATELY EXPLAIN TRAVEL BEHAVIOR WITHIN THE CORRIDORIZED AREAS.

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  • Authors:
    • Moore, C T
    • Mason, J B
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 102
  • Monograph Title: Transportation systems planning
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  • Accession Number: 00200378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1970 12:00AM