Is average daily travel time expenditure constant? In search of explanations for an increase in average travel time.

B. van Wee, P. Rietveld, H. Meurs

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Abstract

Recent research suggests that the average time spent travelling by the Dutch population has increased over the past decades. However, different data sources show different levels of increase. This paper explores possible causes for this increase. They include a rise in incomes, which has probably resulted in an increase in both travel costs and benefits, the benefits of additional travel having increased more rapidly than costs, and possibly the increased comfort level of cars. Finally, the new opportunities offered to travellers to make better use of their travelling time, such as working in the train, might also have made a contribution. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-122
JournalJournal of Transport Geography
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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