Motorcycle Usage Time and Tour Type: Accelerated Failure Time Approach

By the escalation of dilemmas caused by motorcycles such as air and noise pollution, congestion, and crash injuries, which result in adverse impacts on physical and mental health of citizens, most of the studies in transportation scope have focused on the ownership of motorcycles. However, it seems that these studies have ignored this fact that some people may own more motorcycles while their usage are negligible or vice versa. Therefore, the vitality of conducting a research aiming at motorcycle usage time seems crucial. The aim of the present paper is to identify effective factors on motorcycle usage time of motorcyclists in work-tours. To do so, the authors conducted a survey of 503 motorcyclists whose workplaces were located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Tehran, as the most polluted and congested area of the city through a face-to-face interview. Based on literature, people's trips are getting increasingly complex, so a tour-based approach is considered in this study. For identifying and comparison of variables reflecting motorcycle usage time in simple and complex work-tours, two Accelerated Failure Time (AFT) models are developed. The results indicate that home location and tour start time are influential in usage time in simple tours while the trip number, motorcycle age and driving experience are effective in complex tours. Moreover, it has been shown that trip distance and monthly fuel cost are the two important factors in motorcycle usage time in both simple and complex tours. However, the effect of trip distance is greater in complex tours.


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  • Pagination: 18p

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  • Accession Number: 01710392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-04089
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2019 2:51PM