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Changes in Recreational Travel in Washington State

Description: The research study identifies the types and amounts of recreational travel in Washington State, assesses the impact of gasoline supply and price, investigates the attitudes of local and out-of-state travelers regarding travel in the past, present and future. The future includes a gasoline price scenario. The study also addresses the reasons for change in recreational travel behavior and provides recommendations to minimize the adverse effects of gasoline prices on recreational travel.

  • Date Published: July, 1982
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 49.1
  • Last Modified: August 10, 2007
  • Authors: Thomas Hamstra, Paul Motoyoshi.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Public Transportation and Planning Division.
  • # of Pages: 105 p., 1,600 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Attitudes, Economic factors, Economic impacts, Energy consumption, Gasoline, Highways, Socioeconomic factors, Recreation, Recreational trips, Surveys, Transportation, Travel behavior, Travel by mode, Travel demand, Trip length, Trip purpose.
  • Keywords: Recreational travel, recreational travel modes, trip frequency, trip duration, trip distance, Washington (State)
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008