Quotation Schlich, Robert, Schönfelder, Stefan, Hanson, Susan, Axhausen, Kay W. 2004. Structures of leisure travel: temporal and spatial variability. Transport Reviews. 24 (2), 219-237.


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Leisure activities play an increasingly dominant role in our daily lives. Theirimportance has increased steadily over the last 40 years compared with other activities.Considering leisure travel, one would expect to discover this trend in recent empiricalwork. Unfortunately, this has not been possible in Germany or other countries due to alack of suitable data. The lack of such data is mainly caused by different leisure activitiesbeing performed sporadically, which are influenced by changing conditions such as theweather, traffic, etc. It is thus desirable to obtain data over periods substantially longerthan 1 or even several days (longitudinal data). The longitudinal 6-week Mobidrivesurvey data match this requirement and are analysed here with regards to leisureactivities. The Mobidrive data allow the examination of aspects of temporal and spatialvariability and separate analyses of distinct detailed leisure activities. Because leisuretraffic has been rarely analysed from a longitudinal perspective, it is difficult to generalizethe results. For this reason, a similar but outdated dataset (Uppsala dataset) is used tovalidate the results.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Transport Reviews
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Structures of leisure travel: temporal and spatial variability
Volume 24
Number 2
Year 2004
Page from 219
Page to 237
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0144164032000138742
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/0144164032000138742
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Schönfelder, Stefan (Details)
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Axhausen, Kay W. (IVT, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
Hanson, Susan (Clark School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States/USA)
Schlich, Robert (IVT, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2807 Traffic system and transportation (Details)
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