The influence of education level and job type on work-related travel patterns within rural metro-adjacent regions: The case of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Mohíno Sanz, Inmaculada and Ureña Francés, José María and Solís Trapero, Eloy (2019). The influence of education level and job type on work-related travel patterns within rural metro-adjacent regions: The case of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. "Journal of Transport and Land Use", v. 12 (n. 1); pp. 73-98. ISSN 1938-7849. https://doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.2019.1219.

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Title: The influence of education level and job type on work-related travel patterns within rural metro-adjacent regions: The case of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Author/s:
  • Mohíno Sanz, Inmaculada
  • Ureña Francés, José María
  • Solís Trapero, Eloy
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Transport and Land Use
Date: 2019
ISSN: 1938-7849
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Contemporary functional linkages and their relationships with the underlying settlement structure have been widely explored within polycentric urban configurations, but little attention has been paid to their adjacent rural regions. This paper examines the spatial patterns of commuting versus business travel in rural metro-adjacent regions to explain their reconfigured urban structures. These travel patterns are compared by considering workers’ education levels and occupations to investigate how rural metro-adjacent regions offer different opportunities for highly and non-highly skilled workers. Based on two surveys conducted by the authors in 2012, this work focuses on Castilla-La Mancha (CLM, Spain), a rural region under the influence of Madrid. The empirical results demonstrate the effectiveness of considering different functional linkages when explaining the underlying urban network. In particular, the results reinforce the idea of consolidating the polycentric spatial organization of urban centers in CLM, although this concentration is greater for commuting travel purposes and for highly skilled professionals. Conversely, the openness of CLM to other Spanish regions (including the adjacent metropolitan region) is greater for business travel than for commuting. The results also illustrate that the level of engagement, both in commuting and in business travel, increases with education. Finally, the results show that business travel occurs over longer distances than commuting does for all workers residing in rural metro-adjacent regions, regardless of education.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainCSO2015-63815-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedTejidos históricos, paisajes urbanos y movilidad. Análisis y propuestas de regeneración de áreas de borde, espacios públicos y ejes viarios
Government of SpainFJCI-2015-25826UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 64421
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/64421/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:64421
DOI: 10.5198/jtlu.2019.1219
Official URL: https://www.jtlu.org/index.php/jtlu/article/view/1219
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Oct 2020 07:04
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2020 07:04
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