This article adds to the limited literature on lifestyles and travel behavior by examining the relationship between nonwork travel and five lifestyle orientations: passive leisure, socializing, family, recreation, and community. Using data from the 2003 American Time Use Survey, we estimate negative binomial models of trip frequency and Tobit models of travel time. Family-oriented lifestyle is found to have the strongest auto dependence while recreation-oriented lifestyle has the weakest. The results indicate that the uphill battle for sustainability may benefit from research that targets travel related to family activities and from policies that promote recreation-oriented lifestyle.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||International Journal of Sustainable Transportation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
- Time use
- Travel behavior