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Planning for Telecommuting: Measurement and Policy Issues

UCD-ITS-RP-95-07

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Suggested Citation:
Handy, Susan L. and Patricia L. Mokhtarian (1995) Planning for Telecommuting: Measurement and Policy Issues. Journal of the American Planning Association 61 (1), 99 - 111

The most reliable data source available for estimating telecommuting in California suggests that 1.41% of workers telecommute on any given weekday there. Penetration and levels of telecommuting are likely to vary by state. In many places, particularly in suburban counties, the level of telecommuting is beginning to approach levels of transit use and is likely to increase. The potential of telecommuting can be seen in the fact that without significant help as yet a measurable amount of it is already occurring. Given the rising interest in telecommuting, its levels are certain to increase, but it remains to be seen just how quickly.