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Seattle Household Travel Survey Wave 2, 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Kilgren, Neil
  • Decision Data, Inc.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
automobiles; carpools; commuting (travel); households; public transportation; traffic; transportation; travel; vehicles
  • Abstract

    The Seattle Household Travel Survey Wave 2, 1990, is the second wave in a ten-part longitudinal panel survey of the travel patterns of households in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The survey series was initiated in 1989 by the Puget Sound Council of Governments (now known as the Puget Sound Regional Council); wave 2 was conducted in 1990. This collection contains the second set of panel data for approximately 2,000 households in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Due to various sources of attrition, approximately 20 percent of households needed to be replaced for each survey wave. The survey relied on the willingness of study area residents to (1) provide demographic information about the household, its members, and its vehicles, (2) document all travel for each household member, aged 15 years or older, for an assigned 2-day period, and (3) agree to participate in additional survey waves. After an initial telephone screening, survey participants received mailed travel diaries to aid in documenting travel information for the 2-day assessment period. Respondents were instructed to record their mode of transportation, trip purpose, number of passengers, departure and arrival times, ride fare, and parking cost. Demographic information for this study includes age, gender, education, employment status, and household income.
  • Abstract

    The panel was undertaken to serve three basic objectives: (1) to be a metropolitan "current population survey" to track changes in employment, work characteristics, household composition, and vehicle availability; (2) to monitor changes in travel behavior and responses to changes in the transportation environment; and (3) to examine changes in attitudes and values as they affect mode choice and travel behavior. Information gained from the panel has aided long range transportation forecasting and analysis used in decisions regarding highway and road construction, transit development, and carpooling and parking policies.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1990
  • Collection date: 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • Seattle
  • United States
  • Washington
Sampled Universe
Households within the four county Seattle region (King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties). Smallest Geographic Unit: census tract
For information on sampling, please see the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR Codebook.
Collection Mode
  • mail questionnaire
  • telephone interview
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34784 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2019-11-27 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Kilgren, Neil; Decision Data, Inc. (2013): Seattle Household Travel Survey Wave 2, 1990. Version 1. Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.