Modeling of Driving Alone Decisions and Parking Behaviors Among University Students in Rural Areas

The primary objective of this research is to provide a comprehensive assessment concerning factors that influence driving alone decisions and parking behaviors among students in rural universities. This research performed quantitative analysis and applied regression models to understand student parking demands and requirements in rural campuses throughout reviewing the most crucial factors that affect driving alone decisions and parking behaviors. A sample of 1252 students at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan, collected through a web-based survey, was used. Results indicated that driving alone decisions for students in rural campuses were determined by a group of significant socioeconomic and psychological variables. Socioeconomic and demographic variables include gender, marital status, age, residential location, travel cost, and number of private vehicles per household. Correspondingly, the ability to find a parking space was heavily influenced by psychological variables and perceptions, including the number of parking days per week, arrival time to students’ parking, time spent searching for a parking space, being late to class while looking for a parking space, and trip chaining. Evaluating these factors is necessary to decrease the dependency of JUST students on private vehicles and to explore the tools that might be used to raise their awareness about using other mode choices. Rural campuses feature large and open spaces away from urban activities, congestion of population, air pollution, and noisy traffic. Comprehensive parking management strategies on rural campuses are substantial since alternative modes of travel are limited due to isolation from the city and settlement areas.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18p

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  • Accession Number: 01764346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-02952
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:27AM