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Comparing the Determinants of Mode Choice across Travel Purposes

  • Driscoll, Áine
  • Lyons, Sean
  • Morgenroth, Edgar
  • Nolan, Anne

This paper considers travel mode choice for a range of journey purposes in Ireland using micro-data for 2009. Results suggest that demographic and socio-economic variables, location and public transport availability are important determinants of mode choice. The results also indicate an attachment to the car as a mode of transport for non-commuting journeys when available, and especially when used regularly for work journeys. Importantly, the determinants of mode choice are found to differ across journey purposes suggesting that it is not valid to generalise the results from studies considering only one journey purpose.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 46034.

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