IN-DEPTH RESEARCH ON LIFESTYLE AND HOUSEHOLD CAR USE UNDER FUTURE CONDITIONS IN CANADA . TRAVEL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH. 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRAVEL BEHAVIOR

This paper presents some travel behaviour research methodologies that are directed towards understanding private car use, especially in relation to potential fuel shortages. They have been developed in Canada and the USA, where levels of car ownership are very high. The CUPIG (Car Use Patterns Interview Game) methodology has provided considerable experience with the calibration of existing choices and the exploration of trade-offs, but it has used a non-monetary budget (fuel) to calibrate existing car use patterns and monitor the reduction of car use under imaginary shortage conditions. The oil shortage application has provided valuable insights about potential travel behaviour, which it is difficult to imagine being discovered by more conventional interview techniques. Based on 1984 and 1985 results, the design was revised to increase the roles of household members in suggesting, supporting, opposing and bearing the consequences of changes in car use. The interview game was made less open-ended, to enable better tracking of changes in respondents' attitudes and credibility as each decision is made about changing car use. A careful trial is needed of the extension of CUPIG to a less tangible budget, based on subjective exposure to the risk of accident. CUPIG is intended to supplement, not replace, quantitative surveys of car use, fuel consumption, and accidents. (TRRL)

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    Gower Publishing

    Brookfield, VT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • LEE-GOSSELIN, MEH
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00612397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-566-07062-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM