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October 1999
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct99, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p4
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The National Travel Survey for the period 1996 to 1998 provides details of the travel habits of residents in Great Britain showing how habits vary according to factors such as age, gender, where people live and ownership. The survey is designed to pick up long-term trends and are based on a survey of 6,900 households which kept travel diaries over one week. It is surveyed that on average, residents travelled 6,728 miles each year in 1996 to 1998 using all modes of transport. A total of over two weeks is spent each year travelling within the country, approximately nine days of this time was spent travelling by car and three days walking. The average number of journeys by all modes of transport made in 1996 to 1998 was 1,051 each person a year. These findings are only appropriate for picking up long-term trends and not suitable for monitoring short-term trends.


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