Table 13 Daily Travel by Gender: 2001

Table 13 Daily Travel by Gender: 2001

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

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  Percent
Male Female All travelers
Mode      
Car 45 56 51
Van 11 13 12
Sport utility vehicle 11 12 11
Pickup truck 18 5 11
Other 13 13 14
Trip purpose      
Family/personal business 23 28 23
Social/recreational 19 18 19
Shopping 17 21 19
Work (commute) 17 13 15
School/place of worship 10 10 10
Visit friend/relative 8 8 8
Work-related 4 2 3
Other 2 2 3
Average driving time and distance      
Minutes per day 44 67 55
Miles per day 21 38 29

Notes: Data were collected between March 2001-May 2002. Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. Other includes air, intercity or charter bus, intercity rail, public bus, commuter bus and train, subway/elevated train, streetcar/trolley, ship, taxi, limousine, shuttle, or bicycle. Family/personal business includes, e.g., medical visits, picking people up or dropping them off, banking. Social/recreational includes visiting friends and relatives, going to the movies or other entertainment, vacation trips, or participating 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.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Household Travel Survey (Washington, DC: 2002).