WORKSHOP ON TRAVEL BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTICS AND ANALYSIS. CLASSIFICATION OF APPROACHES TO TRAVEL-BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

Approaches to the analysis of travel behavior are reviewed. Each approach is categorized. The categories are cross-classified according to 5 subjects: (1) Activity-based approaches; (2) Approaches using subjective variables (attitudes); (3) Approaches using population segmentations; (4) Approaches using controlled experiments; (5) Approaches directly involving choice models. A full matrix cross-classification scheme is used. A number of conclusions have emerged. Known biases in perceptions of distance, time and cost could be used to improve models involving trip hours, trip chains and activity decisions. Some nonlinear perception functions have been introduced in mode-choice models but this has not been extended to the more activity-based choice models. The estimation of logit-type choice models by using controlled simulations represents a cost-effective alternative to revealed-preference estimations. In the short term, there appears to be a possible problem with choice-based sampling techniques. In the longer term, further development of models of activity-pattern choice are particularly relevant to many modern policy questions. Attention in laboratory-experiment studies of the functional-measurement or cojoint-measurement type could usefully be directed away from mode choice and related decisions and toward activity-pattern choice.

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    • Golob, J M
    • Golob, Thomas F
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 83-107
  • Monograph Title: TRAVEL ANALYSIS METHODS FOR THE 1980S
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  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM