Table 12 Daily Travel: 2001

Table 12 Daily Travel: 2001

(Trips from one point to another on a single day; most daily trips are local)

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  Percent
Modal Shares of Daily Trips  
Private vehicle (multiple occupant) 49
Private vehicle (single occupant) 38
Walking 9
School bus 2
Transit 2
Other 2
Trip Purpose  
Family/personal business 45
Social/recreational 27
Work (commute) 14
School/place of worship 10
Work-related 3
Other 1

 

Average driving time and distance Minutes per day Miles per day
Female drivers 44 21
Male drivers 67 38
All drivers 55 29

Notes: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Transit includes public bus, commuter bus and train, subway/elevated train, and streetcar/trolley. Other includes air, intercity or charter bus, intercity rail, ship, taxi, limousine, shuttle, or bicycle.
Family/personal business includes shopping, medical visits, picking people up or dropping them off, banking, etc. Social/recreational includes visiting friends and relatives, going to the movies or other entertainment, vacation trips, or going to participate in sports activities. Work (commute) trips are those to and from a person's place of work. Work-related trips are those made for one's job other than to or from the place of work, but do not include such occupational trips as driving a taxi, bus, or delivery truck.

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration and Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Household Travel Survey (Washington, DC: 2002); USDOT, BTS, National Household Travel Survey 2001 Highlights Report, BTS03-05 (Washington, DC: 2003), tables A-10, A-11, and A-16.