FACTORS INFLUENCING THE INDIVIDUAL'S CHOICE OF TRAVEL MODE

TRAFIKANTERS VAL AV FAERDMEDEL - FAKTORER SOM BESTAMMER VALET

The aim of this study was to determine the factors most strongly felt by individuals in their choice of travel mode within a city (Malmoe in Sweden), and by motorists in their choice of parking place. The problems were analysed by the use of behavioural models (logit models), of which several were systematically tested. Nearly 5000 people gave detailed accounts of their behaviour during 24 hours, and 12000 single trips were covered in this way. Each trip chain contains 19 explanatory variables, such as: bus waiting time, bus interchange time, weather index, number of cars in the household, straight line distance, the scarcity of parking places, cost of parking, running cost car, cost bus etc. Detailed attention is also given to the purpose of the trip. The author's main findings are that bus waiting time, bus interchange time, cost of parking and difficulties in finding parking place appear to be factors of importance when an individual makes his mode choice. Finally, comparisons are made with other studies covering similar problems conducted in cities in Europe and USA. The report comprises an English summary of ten pages. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lund University of Technology, Sweden

    Institution for Traffic Engineering, Fack 725
    S-220 07 Lund 7,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • WALLSTROEM, C
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 20 Thesis
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM