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Intrapersonal Variation in Destination Choice

Chowdhury, Md Saidul Azam (2017) Intrapersonal Variation in Destination Choice.

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Abstract:In this paper, destination choice models are developed to estimate the intrapersonal variation in travel behavior. The models incorporate the effects associated with trip characteristics and spatial information on travel behavior. Two years (2014 and 2015) data is used to develop the model from the Dutch Mobile Mobility Panel by using mixed logit model. Total 68626 valid trips are recorded for 442 respondents who participated in both years. Based on the activity purposes, data are segmented into fixed-and flexible destinations. Discrete destination alternatives are defined based on individuals’ destination repetition and statistical distribution of the spatial repetition index. The model results and probabilities show that the intrapersonal variation is high for the less repeated locations, which clearly represents the variation (or novelty) seeking behavior for choosing destinations. Nevertheless, this variation exists also in the departure time and mode repetition, which is particularly high for the less repeated locations. Elasticity revealed the connection between activity, departure time and destination. Travel time and departure time is found significant parameters. Fixed destination trips are mostly in the commercial and industrial area and unlike to be performed during the weekend, while retail and recreation grounds are likely for flexible destinations. Accessibility of public transport is found more reliable than bicycle and car. Lastly, built environment variables are found strongly correlated with mode choice.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:55 traffic technology, transport technology, 56 civil engineering, 74 (human) geography, cartography, town and country planning, demography
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
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