Exploring the mode change behavior of park-and-ride users

Shahi Taphsir Islam, Zhiyuan Liu, Majid Sarvi, Ting Zhu

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This paper investigates the mode change behavior of park-And-ride (P&R) users, which is of considerable significance to analyze the effectiveness of P&R site on the commuters travel mode change as well as the increase of public transport mode share. Data from an intercept interview survey conducted at different P&R facilities in Metropolitan Melbourne is used. A questionnaire containing revealed preference (RP) and stated preference (SP) questions is used to interview the individuals who park at the facility and catch public transport to go to city. This study firstly aims to know the factors affecting current travel behavior using RP data and secondly to investigate the importance of the factors on influencing the commuters decision of travel mode choice using the SP data. The empirical models using multinomial logistic regression reveal that travel time taken by transit vehicle and transfer time at P&R stations are the primary factors affecting individuals decision on choosing public transport whereas parking fare is the additional factor affecting commuters choice of driving. Based on the results of this study, the effectiveness of P&R scheme on commuters travel mode change is evaluated which would be helpful to shed lights on the future construction of P&R sites.
Original languageEnglish
Article number282750
Number of pages8
JournalMathematical Problems in Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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