The role of stated preference and discrete choice models in identifying community preferences for traffic management devices

Responsible local governments recognise the need to be sensitive to the environmental implications of decisions taken in the course of developing strategies to ensure the efficient use of scarce resources. 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 combined with stated preference data can be used to identify community choices amongst alternative traffic management devices designed to improve the traffic environment within and in the vicinity of local residential streets. Using a "before" and "after" survey strategy, the study provides evidence to support the view that a set of guidelines representing the community's preferences for difference devices should be based on an empirical model estimated on a sample of residents who have already had exposure to a range of devices.

  • Authors:
    • Hensher, D A
    • Battelino, H C
    • Gee, J L
  • Publication Date: 1991-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: ITS-WP-91-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:06PM