COMMUNITY TRANSPORT: POLICY, PLANNING, PRACTICE. CHAPTER 3: TRAVEL CHOICE AND THE MOBILITY HANDICAPPED

This paper describes the modelling of the travel choice process for people with mobility handicaps. In order to test whether the disaggregate choice model is applicable to people with mobility handicaps, a survey of passengers using a dial-a-ride service was carried out. Passengers were interviewed about their travel activity, preferences for different transport modes and opinions on availability, accessibility and cost. Parameters influencing choice were identified as a) fare, b) travel time and c) frequency of trips per week. Elasticities for each variable were calculated. The results show that planning services for the disabled is more complex than for the able-bodied and that an increase in demand for an increased service would not be uniform. For the covering abstract see IRRD 875321.

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    GORDON AND BREACH PUBLISHERS

    3 BOULEVARD ROYAL
    LUXEMBOURG,   Luxembourg  L-2449
  • Authors:
    • Sutton, J
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 45-61
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  • Accession Number: 00720708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 2-88449-044-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM