(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Excess travel in non-professional trips : why look for it miles away ?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOUSSAUW K. (1) ; VAN ACKER V. (1) ; WITLOX F. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Ghent, BELGIQUE


Regional variation in excess travel in non-professional trips in Flanders is assessed. Proximity to various quasi-daily destinations is compared with the reported distance that is actually travelled to reach similar facilities. In rural areas larger distances are travelled, although the closest facility is chosen more often. In the most urbanised areas, spatial proximity is also an important aspect in destination choice. Quantification of these phenomena can support the practice of sustainable spatial planning by distinguishing areas that are too mono-functional or too remote and therefore need more functional diversity and by identifying areas where densification is useful because the location is close to most quasi-daily destinations


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie / ISSN 0040-747X

Editor : Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1948)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 103, no1 [pp. 20-38]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : 12 fig., 5 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1467-9663.2011.00669.x

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