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Table 2-3 Average Length of Person Trips by Trip Purpose: 1990, 1995 NPTS, 2001 NHTS and 2009 NHTS


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Average Person Trip Length (miles)

  1990 1995 2001 2009
All Purposes 9.5 9.1 10.0 9.7
To/From Work 10.7 11.6 12.1 11.8
Work Related Business 28.2 20.3 28.3 20.0
Shopping 5.4 6.1 7.0 6.5
Other Family/Personal Errands 8.6 7.6 7.8 7.0
School/Church 5.4 6.0 6.0 6.3
Social and Recreational 13.2 11.3 11.4 10.7
Other 10.3 22.8 43.1 51.5

NOTES: Average person trip length is calculated using only those records with trip mileage information present. Other Family/Personal Errands includes personal business and medical/dental.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 2009 National Household Travel Survey, Summary of Travel Trends. Table 5. Available at http://nhts.ornl.gov/ as of April 2016.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017