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teleworkers & travel

2022-05-05 22:01:28.332733+02 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice: Do teleworkers travel less? Evidence from the English National Travel Survey

Our results provide little support for the claim that teleworking reduces travel. Indeed, after controlling for a range of variables, we find that the majority of English teleworkers travel farther each week than non-teleworkers. This results from a combination of longer commutes and additional non-work travel. There appears to be a ‘tipping point’, however. If people telework three or more times a week, their weekly private travel (commuting + non-work) is less than that of non-teleworkers. We also find that the total weekly travel of all household members is greater in households where one member is teleworking, suggesting the presence of intra-household effects that further erode the benefits of fewer commutes.

Sounds like there's probably a lot of stuff about what kinds of work people are doing, and where people with remote jobs choose to live.

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