A Broader Context for Land Use and Travel Behavior, and a Research Agenda

  title={A Broader Context for Land Use and Travel Behavior, and a Research Agenda},
  author={Marlon G. Boarnet},
  journal={Journal of the American Planning Association},
  pages={197 - 213}
  • M. Boarnet
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Economics
  • Journal of the American Planning Association
Problem: Planning studies of land use and travel behavior focus on regression analysis of travel as a function of traveler demographics and land use near study subjects’ residences. Methodological debates have tended to focus almost exclusively on the possibility that persons choose their residence based on how they wish to travel. This longer view steps back from the confines of the regression-based literature to explain the historical roots, methods, and results of the literature, and to… 
Do Future Land-Use Policies Increase Sustainable Travel?
Land-use policies are argued by both researchers and policy makers to be a strategy for reducing negative impacts on the environment through reduced motorized-vehicle travel. But does research
Toward a Spatial-Temporal Measure of Land-Use Mix
Urban planning and public-health research has long been interested in the connection between land-use mix and travel. Interest from urban planners stems from the potential of transportation ef-
Thoughts on the Meaning of Mark Stevens’s Meta-Analysis
The literature on the relationship between land use and travel behavior is vast but messy. I should know, as a contributor to this literature for more than 25 (how-did-thathappen) years. Studies
Operationalizing Land Use Diversity at Varying Geographic Scales and Its Connection to Mode Choice
Although substantial consideration has been given to analyzing the relationship between land use diversity and travel behavior, the selection of the most suitable geographic scale for
Location choices for climate change and transportation decision making.
This research aims to fill the gap in the knowledge between residential location decisions and preferences and the resulting travel outcomes. In this first phase, the revealed connections between
Short- and Long-Term Effects of Land Use on Reducing Personal Vehicle Miles of Travel
While voluminous empirical studies have examined the impact of land use on travel behavior, few have relied on longitudinal data and an analytical approach. With data from two activity travel surveys
Does telework weaken urban structure-travel relationships?
This paper investigates whether urban structure influences daily travel behavior differently when people telework in urban contexts. Regression models are applied to address whether and to what


Can Land-use Policy Really Affect Travel Behaviour? A Study of the Link between Non-work Travel and Land-use Characteristics
Planners are increasingly viewing land-use policy as a way to manage transport demand. Yet the evidence on the link between land use and travel behaviour is inconclusive. This paper uses travel diary
Travel and the Built Environment
A meta-analysis of the built environment-travel literature existing at the end of 2009 is conducted in order to draw generalizable conclusions for practice, and finds that vehicle miles traveled is most strongly related to measures of accessibility to destinations and secondarily to street network design variables.
Pretest-Posttest Strategy for Researching Neighborhood-Scale Urban Form and Travel Behavior
Early results show few changes in household travel behavior after a move, suggesting that attitudes toward travel are firmly entrenched and postmove travel provides little insight into how changes in urban form affect travel.
The Influence of Urban Form on Travel: An Interpretive Review
Can neighborhood design improve traffic? Although a fair question in its own right, several influential planning strategies, including “the new urbanism,”“smart growth,” and the “livability agenda”
Travel Behavior as Function of Accessibility, Land Use Mixing, and Land Use Balance: Evidence from San Francisco Bay Area
The relative significance and influence of a variety of measures of urban form on household vehicle kilometers traveled, automobile ownership, and mode choice were investigated. The travel data came
Influence of Land Use on Travel Behavior in Santiago, Chile
In an attempt to expand the research base on the land use-transport link in the developing world, a microeconomic model developed in the industrialized world context is adopted. The analysis focuses
Examining the Impacts of Residential Self‐Selection on Travel Behaviour: A Focus on Empirical Findings
Abstract Numerous studies have found that suburban residents drive more and walk less than residents in traditional neighbourhoods. What is less well understood is the extent to which the observed