TRAVEL CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONS LIVING IN LARGER CITIES

DURING SPRING 1961, A NATIONWIDE AUTOMOBILE-USE SURVEY WAS MADE FOR THE U. S. BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS BY THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS. IN ADDITION TO THE DATA COLLECTED ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTOMOBILE USE BY HOUSEHOLDS, DATA ON INCOME AND COMPOSITION OF FAMILIES WERE AVAILABLE. DATA WERE COLLECTED FOR THE VARIOUS POPULATION GROUPINGS. HOWEVER, IN VIEW OF ESTIMATES THAT BY 1990, 80 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION WILL BE RESIDING IN URBAN AREAS, ONLY DATA ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONS LIVING IN PLACES OF 100,000 AND OVER ARE PRESENTED. AREAS COVERED INCLUDE THE AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO WORK AND THE WAY PERSONS TRAVEL TO WORK; THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILY INCOME AND THE USE OF THE AUTOMOBILE TO TRAVEL TO WORK' THE PURPOSE OF TRIPS TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA; AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF TRIPS AND TRAVEL BY TRIP-LENGTH GROUPINGS. THE PURPOSE IS TO EXAMINE THE CITIZEN NOW RESIDING IN LARGE URBAN AREAS WITH THE IDEA THAT A SCRUTINY OF HIS TRAVEL HABITS, INCOME, AND OTHER ECONOMIC CRITERIA MIGHT SHED SOME LIGHT ON HIS PREFERENCE FOR CERTAIN MODES OF TRANSPORTATION AND HOW THESE PREFERENCES MIGHT DICTATE THE DIRECTION OF FUTURE TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 52-57
  • Monograph Title: Economic forecasting
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  • Accession Number: 00201121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 21 1994 12:00AM