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Household trip generation choice--Alternative empirical approaches


  • Vickerman, R. W.
  • Barmby, T. A.


Trip generation models have generally received less attention than other aspects of travel decision making. This article presents some explorations into the structure of trip decisions for shopping, using data from weekly shopping diaries. The paper compares alternative formulations of the naturally-ordered choice model used by Sheffi (1979) to avoid the problems inherent in multinomial logit models. Firstly, imposing cross-alternative restrictions on some of the coefficient values is termed the constrained model. Secondly, when no such restrictions are imposed, the model decomposes into a sequence of binary models, and this is termed the unconstrained model, which can be used to test the validity of the restrictions. The variables used include both shopping expenditures and locational factors, both of which are found to play a key role in shopping travel decisions, as well as more conventional socio-economic variables. A clearer understanding of the role of car ownership in travel decisions is obtained.

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  • Vickerman, R. W. & Barmby, T. A., 1985. "Household trip generation choice--Alternative empirical approaches," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 471-479, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transb:v:19:y:1985:i:6:p:471-479

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    1. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu & Jean-Louis Routhier & Charles Raux, 2010. "An attractiveness-based model for shopping trips in urban areas," Post-Print halshs-00690098, HAL.
    2. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu & Bruno Durand, 2013. "Understanding retailing-based mobility for the 5-16 years old segment: findings and lessons from Lyon's Household Trip Survey," Post-Print halshs-00833709, HAL.
    3. Adamowicz, Wiktor L. & Jennings, Sarah & Coyne, Alison, 1990. "A Sequential Choice Model Of Recreation Behavior," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 15(1), pages 1-9, July.
    4. Li, Peilin & Zhao, Pengjun & Schwanen, Tim, 2020. "Effect of land use on shopping trips in station areas: Examining sensitivity to scale," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 132(C), pages 969-985.
    5. Bwambale, Andrew & Choudhury, Charisma F. & Hess, Stephane, 2019. "Modelling trip generation using mobile phone data: A latent demographics approach," Journal of Transport Geography, Elsevier, vol. 76(C), pages 276-286.

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