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Excess travelling-what does it mean? New definition and a case study of excess commuters in Tyne and Wear, UK

S Barr, A Fraszczyk, C Mulley

European Transport Research Review | Published : 2010


Objective: This paper has four main aims. Firstly, to undertake a critical review of existing definitions of excess travel focused on travel to work and hence to present a new definition which takes account of important developments in the public transport literature. This is used as the basis to identify whether excess travellers exist in the journey to work context and to identify differences between excess commuters and non-excess travellers. Overview: This is undertaken using two different methodologies of sample selection and analysis: innovative sample selection using GIS to identify hotspots is compared with destination sampling and for analysis the use of time and cost calculations a..

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