A NOTE ON THE ABILITY OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC VARIABLES TO EXPLAIN ATTITUDINAL BIAS TOWARD ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL MODES

A discussion of the extent to which socio-economic factors affect the choice made by users of a form of transport. This choice can be expressed by an index based on the values (between 0 and 7) placed by the user on public transport and the private car. This index is zero if the value of the two forms of transport is the same. In addition, users, in a survey covering 360 families are characterised by 28 socio-economic variables. The above article contains a discussion of the correlations between the index and these variables. They are small, but the author considers, nevertheless, that such a study is useful in order to forecast the behavior of users.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Appeared as #412 in International Railway Documentation, No. 4, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems

    Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • Hartgen, D T
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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  • Accession Number: 00046973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Congress Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM