Figure 27 - Average Trip Distance by Purpose: 2001

Figure 27 - Average Trip Distance by Purpose: 2001

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1 “Vacation” includes rest and relaxation.

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 return commutes). Therefore, care should be taken in analyzing to/from work trips, recognizing that the distance for these trips is often, but not always, the distance from home to work. Excluded from work-related business trips are trips made by people who are directly providing the transportation of passengers or goods, such as bus or truck drivers, delivery persons, etc.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Federal Highway Administration, 2001 National Household Travel Survey, Preliminary Data Release Version 1 (day trip data only), available at, as of January 2003.