Factors in Work Trip Lengths

A. M. Voorhees, S. J. Bellomo, J. L. Schofer, D. E. Cleveland

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The major factors affecting the length of urban work trips have been analyzed. Evaluation of travel data from a number of cities in the United States and Canada revealed that trip length is primarily related to the size and physical structure of the urban area, characteristics of the transportation network, and various social and economic factors. Simulation studies were used to investigate some of these concepts. To improve work trip forecasting procedures and to understand travel behavior, the income of the trip maker, the mode of travel, the peak-hour travel characteristics, and the opportunity distribution should be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-46
JournalHighway Research Record 141
StatePublished - 1966


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