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TRANSPORTATION. Julie Hanley Kimbra Fuesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c68qD\_NExQ. WHY DO YOU TRAVEL?. Leisure Travel Visit Friends/Relatives Sightseeing Vacations Cruises Beach/Waterfront Mountain Getaways Theme Parks New Cities Business Travel. HOW DO YOU TRAVEL?. Walk

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transportation

TRANSPORTATION

Julie Hanley

Kimbra Fuesting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c68qD_NExQ

why do you travel
WHY DO YOU TRAVEL?
  • Leisure Travel
    • Visit Friends/Relatives
    • Sightseeing
    • Vacations
      • Cruises
      • Beach/Waterfront
      • Mountain Getaways
      • Theme Parks
      • New Cities
  • Business Travel
how do you travel
HOW DO YOU TRAVEL?
  • Walk
  • Bicycle
  • Automobile
  • Bus
  • Scooter
  • Snowmobile
  • Train
  • Airplane
  • Motorcycle
  • Subway
  • ATV
  • Skateboard
what predicts your travel
WHAT PREDICTS YOUR TRAVEL?
  • Generation
  • Gender
  • Income
    • Air Travel Costs
    • Fuel Costs
travel statistics
TRAVEL STATISTICS
  • Average person makes 4 round trips per day
    • Average 3-4 trips outside their territory per year
  • American Travel Time
    • 30% to work and back
    • 30% to shopping and child care
    • 30% to free-time leisure activities
    • 10% to meals out and personal care
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TRAVEL STATISTICS
  • Air is the secondary means of transportation used for leisure purposes between August 2008 and July 2009
    • 42% of U.S. adults
  • Auto is the primary means of transportation for leisure visitors (76%) who traveled for leisure purposes during August 2008 and July 2009
  • Business travel is the U.S. accounts for $246 billion in spending and 2.3 million American jobs
    • $100 billion in spending and 1 millions jobs are linked directly to meetings and events
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TRAVEL STATISTICS
  • Baby Boomers (Born 1955-1964)
    • 21% of leisure travelers
      • Average 4.1 leisure trips per year
    • 22% of business travelers
      • Average 5.6 business trips per year
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TRAVEL STATISTICS
  • Generation X (Born 1965-1980)
    • 31% of leisure travelers
      • Average 3.5 leisure trips per year
    • 36% of business travelers
      • Average 6.9 business trips per year
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TRAVEL STATISTICS
  • Generation Y (Born After 1980)
    • 12% of leisure travelers
      • Average 3.9 leisure trips per year
    • 13% of business travelers
      • Average 4.2 business trips per year
walking
WALKING
  • Decline in use as transportation
    • Time
    • Cities/Towns are less walkable
  • Increase in use as recreation
    • Exercise
    • Tourism
    • Leisure Time
reasons for walking
REASONS FOR WALKING
  • Exercise/Health 27%
  • Personal Errands 17.3%
  • Recreation 15.3%
  • To Go Home 10.2%
  • Visit Friend/Relative 8.8%
  • School/Work 5.1%
  • Walk Dog 4%
  • Other 12.3%
age walking
AGE & WALKING
  • 5-15 15.2%
  • 16-24 9.3%
  • 25-39 9.2%
  • 40-64 7.8%
  • 65 & OLDER 8.9%

How do you get 40-64 year olds to walk more?

walking events
WALKING EVENTS
  • American Heart Walk
  • Race For The Cure
  • Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk
  • Jingle Bell Run/Walk
  • American Cancer Society Relay For Life
  • Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

More can be found at www.thewalkingsite.com

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NO NEED TO WALK…

Moving Sidewalks & Escalators

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NO NEED TO WALK…

Segway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rNw5nI_3iE

issues for recreation providers
ISSUES FOR RECREATION PROVIDERS
  • What issues would you face as a recreation provider if people chose to decrease their walking?
  • Decreased use of recreation areas and facilities
    • Leads to decreased funding
  • Increased health issues such as obesity
if you want to walk
IF YOU WANT TO WALK…

National Recreation Trails (NRT)

  • Over 1,000 trails in all 50 states
  • Range from less than 1 mile to 485 miles
  • Can be found in rural, urban, and remote areas
    • Federal, state, municipal, and privately owned lands
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IF YOU WANT TO WALK…
  • Designated by the Secretary of Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture through an application process
  • Benefits
    • Promotion
    • Technical Assistance
    • Networking
    • Funding
walking in the twin cities
WALKING IN THE TWIN CITIES
  • Constitution Trail
  • Tipton Park
  • White Oak Park
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How many times do you make separate trips in your car? Are you able to decrease the amount of trips in your car a day?
automobiles are taking over
Automobiles are taking over..
  • Number of automobiles may surpass number of people in the world within the next decade
  • Accounts for 4 out of every 5 miles traveled
  • Average of 1.9 vehicles in each U.S. household
  • 92% of households own a car
  • 90% of long distance trips are made by a personal vehicle
  • 1 out of 6 people used another form of transportation in the past 2 months
too much too soon
Too Much, Too Soon
  • Gas prices will continue to increase
  • Long distance travel will continue to rise due to the rising cost of airplane fuel.
  • Younger demographics will rely more on vehicle transportation than on alternative methods of transportation
  • Cost of family recreation and leisure will rise. Example: A family of four going to an Indianapolis Colts football game
reinventing the automobile
Reinventing the Automobile
  • Starts with creating more fuel efficient vehicles
  • Low to no fuel costs
  • Emits less pollution
  • Provides a more cost efficient and environmentally efficient travel experience
  • The Future of Cars
electric car industry
Electric Car Industry
  • Hybrids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpKxtGygZE&feature=related
  • Smart Cars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcnyyaeEgys
not all is lost
Not All is Lost!
  • Fuel Efficient Cars will make many forms of leisure more accessible to many disadvantaged populations.
  • High Speed Rail Train Systems will create more cost effective and decrease the travel time on long distance trips. Example: President Obama’s Initiative
high speed rail system
High- Speed Rail System
  • $ 8 billion investment
  • “ a system that reduces travel time times, increases mobility, reduces congestion, boosts productivity, reduces emissions and creates jobs.”
  • 10 corridors indentified, ranging from 100-600 miles long
  • Ex: California high- speed trains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nx8rNysZSI&feature=related
questions to consider
Questions to consider…
  • Would driving an automobile that needed almost no fuel change your personal leisure pattern behavior? Why or why not?
  • Do you ever think automobiles will be banned in major cities, or only be allowed to drive at certain times?
  • How might high- speed trains impact tourism?
resources
Resources
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. (2001). Journey to work trends in the United States and its major metropolitan areas, 1960-2000 (Publ. No. FHWA-EP-03-058). Retrieved September 15, 2010 , from http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ctpp/jtw/
  • http://www.walkinginfo.org/facts/statistics.cfm
  • http://www.ustravel.org/news/press-kit/travel-facts-and-statistics
  • http://www.thewalkingsite.com/events.html
  • www.americantrails.org
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