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Keywords:

  • travel to work;
  • mobility;
  • urban to rural migration;
  • shopping

Abstract

Policy-makers are concerned with issues relating commuting to service provision. To make informed judgements on such topics requires an understanding of the nature of mobility cultures. This article explores the mobility cultures of rural residents. In particular, it investigates the association between migration, travel to work and travel to shop. Log-linear analysis is used to show that the journey to work is a defining variable in mobility cultures and that commuting to work is likely to be associated with commuting for other activities such as shopping in the areas most favoured by migrants. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.