The determinants of long distance travel in Great Britain
This study analyses of the determinants of long distance travel in Great Britain using data from the 1995–2006 National Travel Surveys (NTSs). The main objective is to determine the effects of socio-economic, demographic and geographic factors on long distance travel. The estimated models express the distance travelled for long distance journeys as a function of income, gender, age, employment status, household characteristics, area of residence, size of municipality, type of residence and length of time living in the area. A time trend is also included to capture common changes in long distance travel over time not included in the explanatory variables. Separate models are estimated for total travel, travel by each of four modes (car, rail, coach and air), travel by five purposes (business, commuting, leisure, holiday and visiting friends and relatives (VFRs)) and two journey lengths (<150 miles and 150+miles one way), as well as the 35 mode-purpose-distance combinations.
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Volume (Year): 46 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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