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A study of the feasible relationship between travel behavior and land use patterns: A case study of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


1998 1998

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This research empirically investigates the relationship between physical aspects of the urban form (population and employment density, land-use mix, jobs/housing balance) and travel behavior (modal choice, trip generation, travel time) for work trips at the census tract as a geographic unit of analysis. It provides input into current policies at the national, state, and local level targeted to encourage alternative transportation modes and provide direct input for land use policies (e.g., Growth Management Programs throughout the US). Cross-sectional statistical techniques were used to investigate relationships between land use patterns and travel behavior variables including multivariate regression, linear correlation, and other statistical techniques commonly employed to examine some of the hypotheses found in the literature and public policy pertaining to travel behavior and urban form. This study showed that there are indeed statistically significant relationships between travel behavior and some of the urban form variables while keeping the impact of other variables (income, transit level of service, age, private vehicle availability for occupied housing units, number of workers per family) constant. The findings of this research were used to draw implications on theory, practice, and future research.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Urban planning;
Area planning & development;
Transportation
Classification
0999: Urban planning
0999: Area planning & development
0709: Transportation
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
A study of the feasible relationship between travel behavior and land use patterns: A case study of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Author
Dashti, Hussain Mousa
Number of pages
277
Publication year
1998
Degree date
1998
School code
0175
Source
DAI-A 59/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780591827316, 059182731X
Advisor
Tomazinis, T.
University/institution
University of Pennsylvania
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9829881
ProQuest document ID
304442951
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304442951
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