Changes in travel behaviour with Singapore's area licence scheme

Before and after interviews of members of 2000 households were analysed for impacts of Singapore's traffic restraints on aggregate travel variables, and the travel habits of over 700 individuals were studied in detail. Among the findings reported are a one third reduction in cars driven into the restricted zone for work trips but minimal reduction in cars used for commuting from one side of the zone to the other, where many drivers took the option of detouring around the zone. For both destination areas, there was a 20 per cent increase in drivers crossing the boundary before 7.30 Am when the restriction begins. Trips in car pools (four or more occupants) from vehicle owning households increased from 6 per cent to 16 per cent. Many morning car pool passengers were left to find other ways to get home. Also reported are analyses of shopping trips, trips from non vehicle owning households, and changes in individuals' travel behaviour. Surprisingly, more people (even excluding those who switched to slower modes) reported taking longer to get to work than reported savings of time (39 per cent versus 27 per cent) (a).


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  • Accession Number: 01441938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0869101246
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:55PM