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Activity-Based Travel for Households
Updated: May 19, 2013 Patricia F4
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Activity-Based Travel for Households
Example of Activity-Based Travel Model
Activity-Based Travel for Households
Family Leisure Travel
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The way families organize their joint travels is not well understood, and having some basic knowledge of how families travel, when they do it, and whether they do it jointly or solo can help in terms of forecasting their transportation needs whether they are in terms of number of vehicles required by household, or new public transit services.

Once the demand of vehicles per household can be estimated, it can be used to plan a road/transit network expansion or improvement, but it can also help gathering data for other purposes such as gas emissions and air quality estimations. In addition, activity-based travel can help understand how leisure travel affects traffic. Families tend to plan activities together, i.e. shopping, after-school activities, health-related appointments, and so on.

Example: a teenager could take the bus to attend after-school programs instead of having a parent drive them back and forth when there's no bus route servicing the community.

More Info:
http://media.tmiponline.org/clearinghouse/abtf/bowman.htm
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