Residential dissonance and mode choice

Kamruzzaman, Md, Baker, Douglas, Washington, Simon and Turrell, Gavin (2013) Residential dissonance and mode choice. Journal of Transport Geography, 33 12-28. doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.09.004

Author Kamruzzaman, Md
Baker, Douglas
Washington, Simon
Turrell, Gavin
Title Residential dissonance and mode choice
Journal name Journal of Transport Geography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-6923
Publication date 2013-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.09.004
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 33
Start page 12
End page 28
Total pages 17
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Abstract Residential dissonance refers to the mismatch in land-use patterns between individuals' preferred residential neighbourhood type and the type of neighbourhood in which they currently reside. Current knowledge regarding the impact of residential dissonance is limited to short-term travel behaviours in urban vs. suburban, and rural vs. urban areas. Although the prevailing view is that dissonants adjust their orientation and lifestyle around their surrounding land use over time, empirical evidence is lacking to support this proposition. This research identifies both short-term mode choice behaviour and medium-term mode shift behaviour of dissonants in transit oriented development (TODs) vs. non-TOD areas in Brisbane, Australia. Natural groupings of neighbourhood profiles (e.g. residential density, land use diversity, intersection density, cul-de-sac density, and public transport accessibility levels) of 3957 individuals were identified as living either in a TOD (510 individuals) or non-TOD (3447 individuals) areas in Brisbane using the TwoStep cluster analysis technique. Levels of dissonance were measured based on a factor analysis of 16 items representing the travel attitudes/preferences of individuals. Two multinomial logistic (MNL) regression models were estimated to understand mode choice behaviour of (1) TOD dissonants, and (2) non-TOD dissonants in 2009, controlling for socio-demographics and environmental characteristics. Two additional MNL regression models were estimated to investigate mode shift behaviour of (3) TOD dissonants, and (4) non-TOD dissonants between 2009 and 2011, also controlling for socio-demographic, changes in socio-demographic, and built environmental factors. The findings suggest that travel preference is relatively more influential in transport mode choice decisions compared with built environment features. Little behavioural evidence was found to support the adjustment of a dissonant orientation toward a particular land use feature and mode accessibility they represent (e.g. a modal shift to greater use of the car for non-TOD dissonants). TOD policies should focus on reducing the level of dissonance in TODs in order to enhance transit ridership.
Keyword Residential dissonance
Residential self-selection
Transit oriented development
Travel behaviour change
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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