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San Diego Region Travel Behavior Survey (1995) (ICPSR 34791)

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Summary:

The 1995 San Diego Travel Behavior Study was designed to examine the relationship between characteristics of households and travel behavior. This travel survey relied on the willingness of area residents to complete diary records of their daily travel. Recruitment of households was conducted through a "recruitment interview" in which respondents were informed of the survey, its purpose and the respondent's obligation to complete diaries. Data on households and household members were also collected during the recruitment interview, including whether the respondent was a homemaker, how often the respondent worked from home, and the number of vehicles in the household. Participating households were assigned a "travel day" during which household members were asked to record travel information in their diaries for a specified 24 hour period. Respondents were asked to document detailed information regarding their trips including number of trips and information about parking. Demographic variables include gender, age, race, whether the respondent held a valid driver's license, employment status, whether the respondent had a disability, occupation, and whether the respondent was a student.

Series: Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series

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San Diego Association of Governments. San Diego Region Travel Behavior Survey (1995). ICPSR34791-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-08-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34791.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile ownership, automobile use, automobiles, commuting (travel), disabilities, driving habits, employment, home ownership, household income, households, licenses, public transportation, transportation, work, working hours

Smallest Geographic Unit:   Major Statistical Area

Geographic Coverage:   California, San Diego, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1995-01--1995-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1995-03-10--1995-06-23

Unit of Observation:   individual, household

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For additional information, please refer to the Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive Web site.

Methodology

Study Purpose:   The survey was designed to accomplish three objectives: to provide up-to-date travel information, to provide information about household and travel characteristics, and to provide a basis for future projections. For additional information regarding the purpose of this survey, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR codebook.

Sample:   In total, 2,375 households were recruited to participate in the study. Of these, 2,062 households completed travel diaries, and the information was retrieved from all household members older than age five. Of these, 2,049 were successfully geocoded to California state plane coordinates for home addresses. For additional information, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR codebook.

Mode of Data Collection:   mail questionnaire, telephone interview

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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