SENSITIVITY TO DISTANCE AND CHOICE OF DESTINATIONS

A model of destination choice is derived from verifiable assumptions about people's perception of distance. It is postulated that differences between destinations at varying distances are only perceptible when they exceed some tolerance level. Under reasonable assumptions on the distribution of this level among the population, this leads to a sigmoid market share or choice function. The model can be estimated from observations of actual trip making, with no a priori specification of the probability density of the tolerance level. /Author/TRRL/

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    Pion Limited

    207 Brondesburg Park
    London NW2 5JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • O'Sullivan, P
    • Ralston, B
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Accession Number: 00184359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM