FUNCTIONAL MEASURE OF ROUTE CHOICE BEHAVIOR: A STUDY OF COMMUTING CYCLISTS IN THE NETHERLANDS

An application of the scenario-based, or stated preference survey and analysis techniques is described in the context of cyclists route choice. Route choice modeling with observed choice data is hampered by the cost of processing network data, and by the difficulty of assessing the alternative routes and the perceived attributes of the routes considered by individual travelers. An alternative approach is to obtain stated evaluations of well-defined hypothetical routes. Such data was collected from commuting cyclists in the city Delft in the Netherlands, and analyzed using functional measurement to measure the relative importance placed on route attributes such as time traffic level and surface quality. Though the techniques used are well founded in the marketing and psychology literature, the route choice context raises issues which are particularly important for their application in transport policy analysis. The stated preference framework is discussed, followed by a description of the route choice survey and results, concluding with a discussion of the applications of such an approach in policy analysis.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 289-305

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00789637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9067640603
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2000 12:00AM