Travel Choice Adaptation Through Information Provision: Insights from Literature Review

This paper aims at providing insights that help transport academics and policy makers appreciate the potentials and limitations of information provision as a travel demand measure to change car-drivers’ travel choices. The focus is on a modal shift from private car to public transport and changes in car-drivers’ choices for departure times and routes towards a more even distribution of traffic within the available road network. These insights are gained through a review of more than 15 years of literature concerning the use and effects of travel information among car-drivers. Based on the performed review, a number of generic, integrative insights is derived, among which the following: it appears that our expectations with respect to the direct effects of information provision on travel choices should be mildly optimistic at best, especially concerning the potential effects on modal split.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 21p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-0149
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 4:43PM