The paper describes the work carried out for the UK Department of Transport by Martin and Voorhees Associates in which drivers' route choices were investigated in situations involving two alternative routes. Data were collected by means of registration number surveys at a large number of binary route choice situations involving diverse conditions. The data were used to determine the proportion of traffic using each route. An extensive analysis of the data was carried out with a view to removing potential biases. The importance of influences such as journey time, distance, route quality and signposting were investigated. This paper describes the outcome of the investigations and reviews the results in the light of conventional practice. (Author/TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented during the proceedings of Seminar Q held at PTRC's 10th Annual Summr Meeting, Transportation Analysis and Models, Warwick University, England.
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  • Authors:
    • Shewey, PJH
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  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 109-128

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  • Accession Number: 00381626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-113-2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: REPORT
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM