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.

# References


  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: http://repositories.cdlib.org/itsdavis/UCD-ITS-RR-05-23 ↩︎

  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 ↩︎