SIMULTANEOUS CALCULATION OF TRIP DISTRIBUTION AND MODE CHOICE

SIMULTAAN BEREKENEN VAN VERPLAATSINGSDISTRIBUTIE EN VERVOERSWIJZEKEUZE

This article describes a model for simultaneous calculation of trip distribution and mode choice. Compared with the model that deals with the various parts of the arithmetical process step by step (in sequential order) this model has the advantage that its explanatory variables are consistent. A second advantage of this model is that the trip distribution is a function of the use of vehicle, quantities that influence each other. Consequently a simultaneous calculation of trip distribution and mode choice is a better procedure to interpret transportation behavior than a calculation in sequential order. This will be elucidated in order to explain transportation behavior on car-free Sundays in the Netherlands in 1973. The influence of the susceptibility of the distribution function to the use of vehicle has been examined it has been established that a simultaneous calculation of trip distribution and mode choice is particularly of importance if alternative modes of transportation are applied as, for instance, is the case with studies on a regional and national level. So far the development of the model for simultaneous calculation has been hampered by the inability to estimate its coefficients. In the next article it will be ascertained how this estimate can be effected.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Hamerslag, R
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00095402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM