Private long-distance travel mode selection 1980

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mats-G. Engström - Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning

Bengt Sahlberg - Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning

Description

The principal purpose of the study was to identify and describe the factors which effect the choice of means of transportation for a longer private journey. Long journey here refers to trips of more than 100 km (one way). Private journey is defined as all travel with the exception of business, work, educational and military service trips. Information was collected by means of a postal questionnaire and home interviews. The primary purpose of the questionnaire was to select respondents for the interview who had undertaken at least one long journey during a three-month period, and who also could choose their means of travel. The interview contained questions about the purpose of the journey, number of nights away, means of transport used and company travelled with. The respondent had to indicate if other means of transport were considered and the importance of costs and travelling time.

Purpose:

Describe the factors which effect the choice of means of transportation for a longer privat journey

Subject area

TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mats-G. Engström - Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning

Bengt Sahlberg - Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0038

Description

The principal purpose of the study was to identify and describe the factors which effect the choice of means of transportation for a longer private journey. Long journey here refers to trips of more than 100 km (one way). Private journey is defined as all travel with the exception of business, work, educational and military service trips. Information was collected by means of a postal questionnaire and home interviews. The primary purpose of the questionnaire was to select respondents for the interview who had undertaken at least one long journey during a three-month period, and who also could choose their means of travel. The interview contained questions about the purpose of the journey, number of nights away, means of transport used and company travelled with. The respondent had to indicate if other means of transport were considered and the importance of costs and travelling time.

Purpose:

Describe the factors which effect the choice of means of transportation for a longer privat journey

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1980-07 — 1980-09

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Solna, Norrköping, Växjö, Halmstad, Östersund and Skellefteå.

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 16-75 years residing in Solna, Norrköping, Växjö, Halmstad, Östersund or Skellefteå

Time Method

Sampling procedure

In the first stage six intermediate sized municipalities, geographically distributed over Sweden, and with a good standard of the public transport system - Solna, Norrköping, Växjö, Halmstad, Östersund or Skellefteå - were chosen. From these six municipalities 5 124 persons aged 16-75 years were randomly selected from the register of the total population held at each County Administrative Board. These persons had to answer a short mail questionnaire including a question if they had undertaken any long journey during the last three month period. Half of the respondents replied that they had undertaken at least one long journey. Among these 100 persons in each municipality, mainly people who had responded that they at least to some extent had influenced their travel mode selection, were chosen for an interview.

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No

Subject area

TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Publications

Transportforskningsdelegationen (1982) Den resandes ensak? : Hur man väljer färdmedel vid långväga privata resor : teknisk rapport. 1982:1. Stockholm: TFD. (With an English summary). ISBN: 91-85562-49-1.
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ISBN: 91-85562-49-1

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Dataset 1

Private long-distance travel mode selection 1980 - Questionnaire

Citation

Mats-G. Engström, Bengt Sahlberg. Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning (2012). <em>Private long-distance travel mode selection 1980 - Questionnaire</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001203">https://doi.org/10.5878/001203</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mats-G. Engström - Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning

Bengt Sahlberg - Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-07 — 1980-08

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated

1980-07 — 1980-08

Variables

13

Number of individuals/objects

1120

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Dataset 2

Private long-distance travel mode selection 1980 - Interview

Citation

Mats-G. Engström, Bengt Sahlberg. Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning (2012). <em>Private long-distance travel mode selection 1980 - Interview</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001205">https://doi.org/10.5878/001205</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mats-G. Engström - Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning

Bengt Sahlberg - Nordic Institute for Studies in Urban and Regional Planning

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-09 — 1980-09

Data collector: IMU

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated

1980-09 — 1980-09

Variables

97

Number of individuals/objects

600

Published: 1983-01-01
Last updated: 2020-02-13