1960                    Life course approach to studying individual lives emerges

1977                    Synthesized theory of travel behaviour proposed

1977                    Travel behaviour conceived in terms of a discrete choice hierarchy

1980s                  Research into dynamics of travel behaviour begins to emerge

1983                    Long term lifestyle choices recognised as influencing travel behaviour

1983                    The evolution of travel behaviour over the family lifecycle is studied

1999-                   Large scale panel studies reveal how travel behaviours change over time

2003                    The idea of mobility biographies is put forward

2003-                   Empirical studies using the mobility biography framework emerge

2005                    Micro-simulation models of travel behaviour change are developed

2013                    Conceptual model of life events and travel behaviour turning points is put forward

To the present day  – A number of research groups remain active in the area of longitudinal travel behaviour research.