Exploring the Difference of Mode Choice Behavior between Residents and Tourists in Historic Urban Areas: A Case Study of Kaifeng, China

In historic urban areas, residents and tourists are two groups with different travel behaviors. However, few researches have studies on comparing mode choice behaviors between residents and tourists, which can provide a fundamental basis to plan and manage urban facilities, transportation systems, and services, especially alleviate traffic congestion. The primary objective of this study is to understand the mode choice behavior of residents and tourists in historic urban areas, and their connections and differences. This study is based on 755 effective survey data of travel behavior in the historic urban area of Kaifeng, China. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and multinomial logit (MNL) model are developed to evaluate the impacts of factors on the choices of mode for residents and tourists. The results show residents’ choice of travel mode is significantly affected by trip-related and attitude factors, such as travel cost and distance, number of companions, satisfaction of motorized, and non-motorized transportation, and is not affected by sociodemographic factors. On the contrary, the factors influencing tourists are sociodemographic factors and tour conditions, such as age, gender, mode and purpose of travel, and are not affected by the trip-related factors.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: pp 3960 - 3973
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2020: Transportation Evolution Impacting Future Mobility

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  • Accession Number: 01768423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784483053
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Dec 9 2020 3:06PM