Modelling mode choice in short trips: shifting from car to bicycle

Halldorsdottir, Katrin, Christensen, Linda, Jensen, Thomas Christian and Prato, Carlo Giacomo (2011). Modelling mode choice in short trips: shifting from car to bicycle. In: Proceedings of the European Transport Conference 2011. European Transport Conference 2011, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 10-12 October 2011.

Author Halldorsdottir, Katrin
Christensen, Linda
Jensen, Thomas Christian
Prato, Carlo Giacomo
Title of paper Modelling mode choice in short trips: shifting from car to bicycle
Conference name European Transport Conference 2011
Conference location Glasgow, Scotland
Conference dates 10-12 October 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of the European Transport Conference 2011
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 21
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This paper investigates the mode choice behaviour of Danish population from the Greater Copenhagen Area when travelling short trips. Data from the Danish National Transport Survey identify the travel behaviour of the Danish population through interviews collecting travel diaries and socio-economic variables of a representative sample of the population. The investigated sample includes 11,072 observations.

The model considers five alternatives (i.e., car driver, car passenger, public transport, walk and obviously bike), for which level of service variables are calculated through assignment procedures available for each period of the day in which the trip was conducted. The present study estimates a mixed logit model able to capture taste variations and differentiates travel time parameters across modes. The mixed logit model allows investigating the effect of level of service variables, individual characteristics of the travellers, purpose of the trips and environmental conditions.

Results suggest heterogeneity among cyclists in the sensitivity to travel time, temperature and hilliness. The cost parameter is not significant, probably because of difficulties in the calculation, but possibly because of lower relevance of the cost for short trips. Expectedly, the selection of bicycle as mode for short trips is positively related to owning a bicycle and negatively linked to owning one or more cars. Urban density has also positive correlation with the selection of sustainable transport modes.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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