RESORTS AND TRANSPORT MODE CHOICE: A RATIONAL WEIGHING-UP?

DAGATTRACTIES EN VERVOERMIDDELKEUZE: EEN RATIONELE AFWEGING?

An analysis of the responses of 1200 travellers to museums with different accessibility profiles reveals that they travel in conformance with the desired policy. Many passengers use public transportation to visit A locations, while only very few use it to reach C locations. The share of public transportation in the modal split to B locations lies somewhere in the middle. A policy directed at establishing daytime attractions at A and B locations would therefore be useful. Paradoxically, almost half of all displacements to these attractions are made without taking into consideration factors such as travelling time and/or costs. Further analysis of 600 hypothetical movements to the museums indicates that the total travelling time using public transportation is generally underestimated and the total travelling time per automobile is overestimated. The Movement Factor Value (MFV) for the hypothetical trips was between 1 and 1.5, while the outcome for the actual movements was always more than 2. Public transportation with a MFV less than 1.5 should compete with the automobile to all locations with daytime attractions. This standard is, however, based on objective network travelling times. The MFV does not appear to play a dominant role for non-routine movements. Other factors such as convenience, costs, comfort and attitude towards public transportation also play a role. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 862276.

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  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 645-659

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM