The Built Environment and Travel Behavior: Making the Connection

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Journal Article

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land use - planning, ridership - mode choice, policy - environment


Travel behavior, Transportation Research Board, Transportation planning, Residential location, Place of residence, Mode choice, Modal choice, Land use, Cycling, Choice of transportation, Built environment, Bicycling


This annual special issue of "Transportation" comprises selected papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in January 2007. These papers all address the interrelationship between the built environment and travel behavior. Specifically, they provide insight into several important aspects of this topic, including residential self-selection; interaction between long-, medium-, and short-term choices; the long-term perspective on the influence of the built environment; and a focus on the physically active mode of bicycling.