Current trends in travel behavior

# Effect of telecommuncations on travel behavior

# Telecommuting

Commute distance, stress, and travel time were found in several studies to have a positive effect on teleworking, supporting the claim that the decision to work at home is based in part on distance to possible workplaces outside of the home [1] [2].

One study found that part-time employees tend to telecommute more than full-time employees[3].

# Housing Location Choices of Young Adults

Recent studies have found trends of young adults preferring to live in more urban areas and travel shorter distances.


  1. Mokhatrian, P.L. and Ory, D.T. “The Impact of Teleworking on Commute Time, Distance, and Speed of California Workers”. University of California-Davis: ↩︎

  2. Helminen, V. and Ristimiki, M. “Relationships between Commuting Distance, Frequency, and Teleworking in Finland.” Journal of Transport Geography. Volume 15, Issue 5. September 2007 (331-342) ↩︎

  3. Yeraguntla, A. and Bhat, C. “Classification Taxonomy and Empirical Analysis of Work Arrangements.” Transportation Research Board. Transportation Research Record: Volume 1926: Jan 2005 ↩︎