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Collecting data on leisure travel: The link between leisure contacts and social interactions

Kowald, Matthias; Frei, Andreas; Hackney, Jeremy K.; Illenberger, Johannes; Axhausen, Kay W.

The aim of a new survey project is to collect data on the link between leisure contacts and leisure activities. The paper introduces briefly into former studies that applied the methods of social network analysis in transport planning. Using these projects as starting points the methodology and background of the new project are presented in detail. This is followed by first descriptive analyses checking how representative the data are for the Swiss population. The paper finishes by giving an outlook on further work and next steps to analyze the data.
Published in: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.481, Elsevier