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2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) Questionnaire

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Telephone (CATI) Questionnaire

  1. B5. How many adult-size bicycles does your household have in working order?

    (HHNUMBIK) [ALL BIKES, IN WORKING CONDITION, THAT ARE LARGE ENOUGH TO BE USED BY AN ADULT.]

    NUMBER OF BICYCLES..........
    REFUSED.............................................-7
    DON'T KNOW.......................................-8

  2. E14. (N_F5) What is the one-way distance from {your/SUBJECT'S} home to {your/his/her} {primary} workplace? (DISTTOWK, DISTUNIT) [IF LESS THAN 1 BLOCK, ENTER -4 IN NUMBER. IF MILE OR LESS ENTER -5.]

    NUMBER...............................
    UNIT....................................................
    1 = BLOCKS
    2 = MILES
    REFUSED.............................................-7
    DON'T KNOW.......................................-8

  3. E15. (N_F6) How many minutes did it usually take {you/SUBJECT} to get from home to work last week? (TIMETOWK)

    PROBE: ON AN AVERAGE DAY HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE TO GO FROM HOME TO WORK.]

    MINUTES..............................................................................................................
    DID NOT WORK IN USUAL WORKPLACE LAST WEEK.......998 GO TO E19 (N_F9)
    DID NOT WORK LAST WEEK.....................................................999 GO TO E19 (N_F9)
    REFUSED.............................................................................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW.......................................................................................................................-8

  4. E16. (N_F7) How did {you/SUBJECT} usually get to work last week? (WRKTRANS) [IF NEEDED: That is, the one used for most of the distance?] (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE................................................25
    WALK....................................................26
    OTHER?...............................................91
    REFUSED.............................................-7
    DON'T KNOW.......................................-8

  5. G4. (N_G11A) Let's continue with the interview anyway. Information on {your/SUBJECT'S} travel is important to us. Please try to recall the information as best you can.
  6. G11. (N_G15) For the next questions, a "trip" is any time {you/SUBJECT} went from one address to another. Be sure to include stops made for any reason, such as buying gas or taking someone somewhere. However, do not include stops made just to change {your/his/her} type of transportation.

    {We do not want to include the trips {you/SUBJECT} made as part of {your/his/her} job, but we do want to include trips to and from {your/his/her} workplace.}

  7. G18. (N_G15V) So far, I have recorded {N} trip(s). Before we continue, did {you/SUBJECT} take any other walks, bike rides, or drives on {TRIPDATE}? Please include any other trips where {you/SUBJECT} started and ended in the same place.
  8. G20. (MPO1) [Now I have a few questions about each trip.]

    I have recorded that {you/SUBJECT} went to…

    NAME OF PLACE:

  9. G25C. (N_G214) [Now I have a few questions about each trip.

    You told me the first place {you/SUBJECT} went was home. What was the main reason {you were/SUBJECT was} away from home?]

    *PET CARE: WALK THE DOG/VET VISITS....
    *only walk-bike item in list

  10. G34. (N_G27) How did {you/SUBJECT} get to {CURRENT TRIP DESTINATION}?
    (That is, what means of transportation did {you/SUBJECT} use for this trip?)
    PERSONAL VEHICLES
    (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE.......................................................................25
    WALK...........................................................................26
    OTHER (TRPTRAOS) (SPECIFY) .....91
    REFUSED....................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW..............................................................-8

  11. G35. (N_G27A) How did {you/SUBJECT} get to the {bus/train/subway/street car/pier/terminal}?
    {Anything else?}
    (HOWPUB1-5)
    [CODE ALL THAT APPLY. CTRL/P TO EXIT.]
    PERSONAL VEHICLES
    (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE.........................................................................25
    WALK.............................................................................26
    OTHER (HOWTOPOS) (SPECIFY) .....91
    REFUSED......................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW................................................................-8

  12. G36. (N_G27B) How long did it take {you/SUBJECT} to get to the {bus/train/subway/street car/pier/terminal}?
    (LONGTO, LONGMIN)

    HOURS........................................
    MINUTES..............................
    REFUSED.............................................-7
    DON'T KNOW.......................................-8

  13. G38. (N_G28A) How did {you/SUBJECT} get from the {bus/train/subway/street car/pier/terminal} to {DESTINATION}? {Anything else?}
    (HOWFRP1-5)
    [CODE ALL THAT APPLY. CTRL/P TO EXIT.]
    PERSONAL VEHICLES
    (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE.........................................................................25
    WALK.............................................................................26
    OTHER (HOWFRPOS) (SPECIFY) .....91
    REFUSED......................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW................................................................-8

  14. G39. (N_G28B) How long did it take {you/SUBJECT} to get to {DESTINATION from the {bus/train/subway/street car/pier/terminal/airport}?
    (LONGFR, LONFMIN)

    HOURS........................................
    MINUTES..............................
    REFUSED.............................................-7
    DON'T KNOW.......................................-8

    Earlier I recorded this entire trip took you {TIME}. Is that about right?
    (TRIPTIME)

    YES..........................................................1
    NO............................................................2
    REFUSED.............................................-7
    DON'T KNOW.......................................-8

  15. G40. "About how long did the entire trip…", ELSE DISPLAY "About how long did this trip take?"
  16. G42. (N_G29) {About how long did this trip take?/About how long did the entire trip to {CURRENT TRIP DESTINATION} take you?}
    (TRVLHR, TRVLMIN)
    [IF LESS THAN 1 MINUTE, ENTER 1]

    HOURS........................................
    MINUTES..............................
    REFUSED.............................................-7
    DON'T KNOW.......................................-8

SECTION H: FARTHEST TRIP ROSTERING INTRO H.

Now I'd like you to think back to the, 4-week, period between {SCRN.TPBDATE} and {SCRN.TPEDATE}. I'm going to ask you some questions about {your/SUBJECT} long-distance travel during that time. These are trips where the farthest destination was at least 50 miles away from your home even if you did not begin the trip at home.

Only include trips that ended between:

  1. H1. (H2_4) {What was the farthest city and state {you/SUBJECT} reached on the first/next trip that took {you/SUBJECT} 50 miles or more away from home?
    (FARCTY, FARST)

    {On what date did {you/SUBJECT} return home after completing this trip?
    (RETMNT, RETDAY, RETYR)

    {Was this trip made more than one time during this 4-week period for the same reason?
    (RECURR) [1=YES, 2=NO]

    {Altogether, how many times did {you/SUBJECT} make this trip between {SCRN.TPBDATE} and {SCRN.TPEDATE}?

M-62

I have recorded that you made {N} trips of 50 miles or more away from home between {TPBDATE} and {TPEDATE}? Have I missed anything {including trips on {TRDDATE}}?

  1. I1. Next, I'd like to get some more detail about {your/SUBJECT} round trip to {FARCTY, FARST} that

M-65

  1. I5. What type of transportation did {you/SUBJECT} use for most of the distance traveled to {FARCTY, FARST}?
    PERSONAL VEHICLES
    (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE......................................................................25
    WALK..........................................................................26
    OTHER (MAINMOOS) (SPECIFY) .....91
    REFUSED....................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW..............................................................-8

  2. I8. What type of transportation did {you/SUBJECT} use for most of the distance to get to the {airport/ bus station/place/terminal/pier} to begin {your/his/her} trip to {FARCTY, FARST}?
    (ACCMODE1-9)
    [CODE ALL THAT APPLY. CTRL/P TO EXIT.]
    PERSONAL VEHICLES
    (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE........................................................................25
    WALK............................................................................26
    OTHER (ACCMODOS) (SPECIFY) .....91
    REFUSED......................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW................................................................-8

  3. I11. After {you/s(he)} arrived at the {airport/bus station/place/terminal/pier}, what type of transportation did {you/SUBJECT} use for most of the distance from the {airport/bus station/place/terminal/pier}to {your/his/her} final destination?
    PERSONAL VEHICLES
    (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE........................................................................25
    WALK............................................................................26
    OTHER (EGRMODOS) (SPECIFY) .....91
    REFUSED......................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW................................................................-8

    "Did {you/s(he)} use any other type of transportation during {your/his/her} stay in {FARCTY, FARST}, including bicycling and walking?" ["Anything else?"]
  4. I12. Tell me all the types of transportation that {you/SUBJECT} used during {your/his/her} stay in {FARCTY, FARST}?
    (FARMODE1-9)
    [CODE ALL THAT APPLY. CTRL/P TO EXIT.]
    PERSONAL VEHICLES
    (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE.......................................................................25
    WALK...........................................................................26
    OTHER (FARMODOS) (SPECIFY) .....91
    REFUSED.....................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW...............................................................-8

  5. I15. What type of transportation did {you/SUBJECT} use for most of the distance to return home from {your/his/her} trip to {FARCTY, FARST}?
    (RETMODE)
    PERSONAL VEHICLES
    (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE.......................................................................25
    WALK...........................................................................26
    OTHER (RETMODOS) (SPECIFY) .....91
    REFUSED.....................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW...............................................................-8

  6. J. "Did {you/s(he)} use any other type of transportation during {your/his/her} stay in {STPCITY, STPSTAT}, including bicycling and walking?" NEXT DISPLAY "Anything else?"
  7. J3. Tell me all the types of transportation {you/SUBJECT} used during {your/his/her} stay {STPCITY, PERSONAL VEHICLES
    (35 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION LISTED)

    BICYCLE.......................................................................25
    WALK...........................................................................26
    OTHER (STPMODOS) (SPECIFY) .....91
    REFUSED.....................................................................-7
    DON'T KNOW...............................................................-8

  8. L4. (N_E10) In the past week, how many times did {you/SUBJECT} ride a bicycle outside including bicycling for exercise?
    (BIKETRIP)
    [DO NOT INCLUDE BICYCLING ON A STATIONARY BIKE.]

    BIKE RIDE...................................
    REFUSED.............................................-7
    DON'T KNOW.......................................-8

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014