Americans cutting down on daily trips, study finds

Americans cutting down on daily trips, study finds

Americans spend 10 percent less time making trips for daily activities than they did a decade ago, says a University of Michigan researcher.

In an earlier report, Michael Sivak of the universityês Transportation Research Institute found that 2004 was the peak year for distance driven per person. In the current study, Sivak looked at total travel time for people 15 and older, using all modes of travel, not just driving a vehicle.

Activities for which average travel time has decreased since 2004 include dining out, shopping, caring for non-household members, work, education, and leisure and sports.

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