An exploration of shoppers travel mode choice in visiting convenience stores in the United Kingdom
AbstractUsing data from 2,096 convenience store customers within and outside the Greater London Metropolitan Area, this paper explores how individuals access their convenience stores and how significant the influence of their socio-demographics, shopping types and trip chaining is to their mode choice in visiting the stores. Trip chaining is found to be very crucial in influencing customers’ mode choice and their visit frequency to the stores. The models also show that frequent shoppers (people who visit the stores at least a few times a week) are the ones most likely to visit the stores on foot. Interestingly, the estimation results also show that the location’s density, shopping types and the day of the week are not significant in influencing the travel modes. Customers who live at the most deprived areas are less likely to use a private car in visiting the stores.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CTS - Centre for Transport Studies Stockholm (KTH and VTI) in its series Working papers in Transport Economics with number 2013:20.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 23 Sep 2013
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Publication status: Published as Susilo, Yusak O., Nathan Hanks and Mahmud Ullah, 'An exploration of shoppers travel mode choice in visiting convenience stores in the United Kingdom' in Transportation Planning and Technology, 2013, pages 669-684.
Note: Full bibliographic details: Previously published in The 90th US Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington DC. 2011, Paper no: 11-0900. Forthcoming in Transportation Planning and Technology,
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The use of local stores; Shift in travel mode; Shopping trip pattern; London;
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