USE OF PRE-INTERVIEW TRIP CARDS IN DEVELOPING A TRAFFIC MODEL FOR THE HAMILTON AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY

A TRAFFIC MODEL ANALYSIS OF ORIGIN-DESTINATION PATTERNS IS BEING MADE AS PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION STUDY FOR THE CITY OF HAMILTON, ONTARIO. THIS PAPER DISCRIBES THE USE OF A SMALL-SCALE HOME INTERVIEW SURVEY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MODEL AND RELATES THE EXPERIENCES ENCOUNTERED IN THE USE OF PRE-INTERVIEW TRIP CARDS IN CONDUCTING THE HOME INTERVIEWS. IT WAS FOUND THAT 59 PERCENT OF THE PERSONS MAKING TRIPS USED THE CARDS AND THAT THEY ACCOUNTED FOR 61 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL TRIPS. THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF TRIPS REPORTED BY CARD USERS WAS 3.4, WHEREAS NON- CARD USERS MADE AN AVERAGE OF 3.1 TRIPS. THIS DIFFERENCE WAS STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT AT THE 1 PERCENT LEVEL USING THE T-TEST, AND THE WILCOXON TEST INDICATED THAT THIS DIFFERENCE WAS DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE AREAS INTERVIEWED. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE THAT THE USE OF PRE-INTERVIEW TRIP CARDS IN THE HAMILTON AREA RESULTED IN THE REPORTING OF MORE TRIPS AND THAT THESE TRIPS WERE REPORTED MORE COMPLETELY AND MORE ACCURATELY THAN WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKELY WITHOUT THE USE OF CARDS. IT WAS ALSO CONCLUDED THAT THE LIMITED HOME INTERVIEW SURVEY CONSTITUTES SUCH A CONSIDERABLE SOURCE OF LOCAL DATA THAT IT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AN INDISPENSABLE PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TRAFFIC MODEL. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Kudlick, Walter
    • Fisher, Ewen S
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  • Publication Date: 1962

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 186-202
  • Monograph Title: Trip characteristics and traffic assignment
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:36AM