Transport demand models in a changing world –Individuals between econometric rationalities and social network obligations

The particular framing of standard transport demand models is reliable in capturing well-known cause-effect relations and impacts of transport measures, where there is sufficient knowledge available regarding the behavioral implications of that particular intervention. However, simulation models are increasingly used to give statements about future states of the transport system, which are typically characterized by many uncertainties and scientific controversies. One approach to deal with these uncertainties is to apply a network perspective. New modelling approaches have been developed, based on the idea that individual transport choices are not made in isolation, but influenced by the agents’ social network. The paper at hand provides a review of ongoing approaches to incorporate social networks into transport demand models and discuss them from a social-science-based mobility research perspective. The paper concludes with a conceptual framework to understand social life in general as networked and presents a categorization of different sorts of relationships. The authors argue that this categorization is crucial to understand effects of stability and change in the process of socio-technical transitions as well as to analyze determinants of situational transport choices.


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  • Accession Number: 01727763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 2020 9:25AM