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Accessibility, Activity Participation and Location of Activities: Exploring the Links between Residential Location and Travel Behaviour

Petter Næss
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Petter Næss: Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, PO Box 44 Blindem, N-0313 Oslo, Norway, petter.nass@nibr.no, Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg Universitet, Fibigerstraede 13, DK-9220Aalborg, Denmark

Urban Studies, 2006, vol. 43, issue 3, 627-652

Abstract: By investigating relationships between residential location and the availability of facilities, location of activities, trip distances, activity participation and trip frequencies, this paper seeks to contribute to a more detailed and nuanced understanding of the relationships between residential location and the amount of daily-life travel in an urban region. The empirical data are from a comprehensive study of residential location and travel in Copenhagen Metropolitan Area. Differences between inner- and outer-area residents in activity frequencies and trip frequencies are modest and partly outweigh each other. However, differences in trip distances due to the location of the dwelling relative to concentrations of facilities translate into substantially longer total travelling distances among suburbanites than among inner-city residents.

Date: 2006
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