Source: adapted from Schafer, A. (2000) Regularities in Travel Demand: An International Perspective, Journal of Transport Statistics, Vol. 3, No. 3.
Cumulative Distribution of per Capita Trip Rate for all Modes by Trip Distance, 1995
This graph provides a comparison of the daily cumulative distance traveled for advanced economies (the United States and England) and an approximate average for developing countries. For instance, while 40% of Americans have a cumulative daily trip rate of 5 kilometers, this figure is 60% in Great Britain and about 80% for developing countries. Comparatively, Americans are "consuming" more distance on a daily basis than anybody else.