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Shopping trips in Norway

Authors: Randi Hjorthol
Report nr: 595/2002
ISBN: 82-480-0284-5
Language: Norwegian
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The analyses in this report are based on data from the National Travel Surveys in Norway from 1992 and 2001. During the 90s the number of local shops has decreased, while the number of shopping centres have increased. The length of the shopping trips has increased from 5,3 km per trip in 1992 to 6,7 km in 2001. The increase has primarily happened in small villages and sparsely populated areas. The most common transport mode is car. Driving has increased from 52 per cent to 56 per cent. 22 per cent walk, 13 per cent are car passenger, 6 percent use public transport, and only 3 per cent cycle. Saturday is still the most important shopping day, in average 1,1 trips. On workdays there are 0,85 trips in average.


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