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The demand for urban transport: An application of discrete choice model for Cadiz


  • Candelaria Barrios Gonzalez


  • M? Angeles Martinez Navarro



The study of the demand for transport has among others applications, the valuation of travel time saving that is a very important question in cost-benefit analysis, and to adopt transport policy tools. Since McFadden developed a discrete choice model for travel demand, it has usually been the application of this model to study the individual behaviour when he has to choice among transport modes. Citizens of big cities have to face traffic congestion; pollution, wasted time in travels and fuel, noise, stress and accidents are the costs imposed by congestion to society, elements that reduce the quality of life in cities. Public transport is a real alternative to private transport that is socially less expensive, for this reason this paper tries to forecast travel demand for public transport in Cadiz when travelling have to choice between public or private transport, using a discrete choice model. The results of this analysis (travel demand, value of time, elasticities) can be used to design transport policies that could reduce congestion.

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  • Candelaria Barrios Gonzalez & M? Angeles Martinez Navarro, 1998. "The demand for urban transport: An application of discrete choice model for Cadiz," ERSA conference papers ersa98p157, European Regional Science Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa98p157

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    1. Ana Matas, 1991. "La demanda de transporte urbano: un análisis de las elasticidades y valoraciones del tiempo," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 15(2), pages 249-267, May.
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    1. Raúl Ramos & Esteban Sanromá, 2013. "Overeducation and Local Labour Markets in Spain," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 104(3), pages 278-291, July.
    2. Toro González, Daniel & Alvis Arrieta, Jorge & Arellano Cartagena, William, 2004. "Transporte público en Cartagena: ¿Qué factores determinan las preferencias de los usuarios?
      [Public transportation in Cartagena: what factors determine user preferences? (in Spanish)]
      ," MPRA Paper 1773, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Feb 2005.

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