The use of discrete choice models in the determination of community choices towards sub-arterial traffic management schemes

Responsible local governments are increasingly recognising the need to be sensitive to the local environmental implications of the planning. Rather than rely on the pressures of lobby groups to direct government behaviour in relation to community concerns, a preferred strategy is to identify the preferences and choices of the community as a whole and to use information from a representative cross-section from the community to aid in making environmentally-linked decisions which maximise the benefits to the affected community. This paper demonstrates how discrete-choice models can be used to identify community choices between alternative traffic management schemes designed to improve the traffic impacts of government decisions such as the location of factories, offices and retail outlets. We also indicate the loss of orthogonality which is unavoidable when discrete-choice models are estimated on disaggregate data as distinct from grouped data.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 381-93
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: Part 2

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  • Accession Number: 01432417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 646054864
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:00PM