Fact #259: March 17, 2003
Household Travel by Gender
According to the 2001 National Household Travel Survey, men traveled 16% more miles than women in 2001. A person-mile is defined as the movement of one person for one mile. Therefore, if two people travel together going one mile, it would count as two person-miles. The trend is that women generally take more trips than men, but they travel fewer total miles than men.