TABLE 28 Person-Trips by Purpose: 2001

TABLE 28 Person-Trips by Purpose: 2001

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Trip purpose Total person trips (millions) Percent
To/from work 60,893 14.9
Work-related business 11,717 2.9
Shopping 79,715 19.5
Other family/personal business 94,886 23.2
Medical/dental 8,863 2.2
School/church 40,220 9.8
Vacation (Includes rest and relaxation) 2,675 0.7
Visit friends/relatives 32,269 7.9
Other social/recreational 75,779 18.5
Other 2,250 0.5
All reported 409,267 100.0

NOTE: The 2001 National Household Travel Survey defined a trip as each time a person went from one address to another. "Commute" trips were defined as those trips made for the purpose of going to or returning from work. However, given the definition of a trip, those reported as commuting trips were not necessarily anchored by the home or workplace (for the commutes). Therefore, care should be taken in analyzing work trips, recognizing that the distance for these trips is often, but not always, the distance from home to work. Data are from the daily travel segment of the 2001 National Household Travel Survey . Long-distance travel data (i.e., trips of 50 miles or more collected during a 4-week travel period) are not included here.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Federal Highway Administration, National Household Travel Survey, Preliminary Data Release Version 1 (day trip data only), available at http://nhts.ornl.gov/, as of January 2003.