Mobility patterns among long distance telecommuters
2002 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The so-called urban sprawl effect is being explored from the perspective of the growing number of long distance commuters. There are two large ongoing trends of people moving in opposite directions - the "sprawl" versus the "centralization" effect, meaning that telecommuters move out of the urban areas at the same time as telecommuters are able to stay in their native rural regions while holding city jobs. Both categories stimulate an increase in long distance commuting. Driving forces and barriers for the growth of these ongoing occurrences is explored. Learning from the literature has been derived, using known relations between regular commuters and telecommuters travel patterns to adapt these to the specific travel characteristically preconditions that applies for of long distance commuters, providing for a definition of what a long distance telecommuter represents and the suggestion of eighteen speculative hypotheses of long distance telecommuters travel patterns. The long distance telecommuters are according to these hypotheses expected to present a rather different travel pattern than urban telecommuter.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
commuting, telecommuting, long distance commuting, long distance telecommuting, telework, travel, travel patterns, mobility
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-61561OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-61561DiVA: diva2:370434
The 6th International Conference of Telework Foundation - New Work, "Designing a new workspace: sustainability and ethical dimensions" 3-5 September, 2002, Badajoz, Spain