Structural changes in commuters’ travel behaviour: Does spatial location matter?
2007 (English)In: 11th World Conference on Transport Research, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper explores how changes over time in demographic and socioeconomic attributes and in the travel environments of different regions have impacted on the activity-travel patterns of car commuters from two urban areas in the Netherlands (Randstad and Non-Randstad). The data that was used in this study were drawn from the Dutch National Travel Survey and supplemented with demographic, land use, and network data. The study addresses the question holistically, using simultaneous equation modeling to assess the stability in the structural relationships underlying some key indices of activity engagement and travel. The results show that residents from different types of urban areas establish different patterns of interaction between their travel parameters. In the last decade Non-Randstad commuters have stabilized their non-work activity time and reduced their non-work visits and trip chains while Randstad commuters have stabilized their number of trip chains and their total travel time. Despite the differences, both groups exhibit tendencies of travel time expansion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-71461OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-71461DiVA: diva2:486792
11th World Conference on Transport Research. Berkeley CA. 2007-6-24 - 2007-6-28
TSC import 576 2012-01-30. QC 201205242012-01-312012-01-312012-05-24Bibliographically approved