Influences of pick-up/drop-off trips for children at school on parents' commuting mode choice in Ho Chi Minh City: A stated preference approach

Pick-up/drop-off (P&D) trips for children at school are often made on the way to and/or from work, forming a complex tour pattern. The existence of such tour complexity could be a major barrier to the shift from car/motorcycle to public transport, since spatio-temporal constraints of public transport are usually higher than those of the private mode. In such situation, people could shift to public transport only when (1) the school is located close to public transport stations, or (2) the child can go to school alone. The former may require some land use policies, and the latter may need a safe and secure transport mode for children, such as school bus. This study was aimed to examine the impacts of distance from station to school on parent's commuting mode choice decision where P&D trips needs to be done on the way to and from work, by using the stated preference survey data collected in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2016. The results indicate that location of school would be one of the biggest barriers for MRT use and relocation of school around MRT stations (under 800m) would allow respondents to conduct P&D trips on way to and from work by MRT.


  • English
  • Japanese

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01672723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 3:03PM