Properties of trip chaining in a hypothetical linear city are examined using the concept of intervening opportunities together with utilitarian assumptions of travel decision. The acceptance probability of the opportunities model is interpreted as a parameter that represents the trip maker's selectivity in opportunity choice. The trip maker is assumed to establish his selectivity level such that the expected net utility of a trip chain will be maximized, and also to minimize the distance traveled to visit a given set of opportunities. Using this framework, characteristics of trip chaining, including the mean distance traveled, optimal level of selectivity and tendency of chaining trips, are related to parameters characterizing the linear city. The analysis points out the critical effect the distribution of utilities of opportunities has on the tendency to chain trips. (Author/TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Kitamura, R
  • Publication Date: 1985-3

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  • Accession Number: 00451963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM