INTERDEPENDENCIES OF TRAVEL DECISIONS, OTHER ACTIVITIES AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS IN THE FREQUENCY, TIMING AND MODE OF TRAVEL TO THE SHOPS: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE

The aim of this article is to briefly outline a theoretical framework within which a broader set of time-influencing characteristics can be measured, and to present some empirical evidence on the factors influencing particular travel decisions that the main shopping member of the household has to account for in the utility maximising calculus. The evidence reinforces the intuitive belief that relatively too much emphasis in the past in the context of non-commuter travel demand has been placed on the characteristics of the transport system, and that for the shopping task other activity dimensions appear to be more relevant; especially those dimensions determined by joint household consumption. /Author/

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    Macquarie University, Australia

    School of Economic and Financial Studies, Balaclava Road
    North Ryde, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Hensher, D A
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00194040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Paper No. 168 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM