WIT Press


On The Relationship Between Travel Behavior And Information And Communications Technology (ICT): What Do The Travel Diaries Show?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010201

Volume

52

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,077 kb

Author(s)

K. Viswanathan, K.G. Goulias & T. Kim

Abstract

The explosive growth of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) has given rise to new paradigms in the manner in which business is conducted and also in the manner in which people conduct their every- day affairs. In this paper a multivariate multilevel analysis is presented using data from the Puget Sound Region. The relationships between ICT and travel and activity expenditure are examined. Individual ICT users when compared to their household members are more likely to be spending more time in activities and travel. Owners of mobile ICT are clearly more likely to spend more time traveling. This relationship is invariant when persons or households are examined. 1 Introduction The 1990s has seen a surge

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