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The influence of external factors on children's travel mode: A comparison of school trips and non-school trips

Stark, Juliane and Beyer Bartana, Ilil and Fritz, Alexander and Unbehaun, Wiebke and Hössinger, Reinhard (2018) The influence of external factors on children's travel mode: A comparison of school trips and non-school trips. Journal of Transport Geography, 68, pp. 55-66. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.02.012 ISSN 0966-6923

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Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966692316307633

Abstract

This study examined travel patterns of pupils from four secondary schools in Austria and Germany. Their mobility behavior was examined using a one-week travel diary in a typical school week. This paper examines objective determinants (in particular settlement pattern and trip characteristics) of mode choice. We used a Bayesian approach for nonlinear Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) of binary response variables to assess the effects of external factors on the choice of travel modes. The focus lies on the competitiveness between car and transit. The results indicate that children's modal choices are influenced by trip length and the service quality of motorized modes. A key finding is that school trips and non-school trips are very different. School trips are quite affine to transit even in rural areas, given a sufficient service quality, which can easily be provided by a school bus system. Long school trips increase the frequency of transit use. Non-school trips, however, are much more affine to car ridership, if trip length exceeds the range for walking and cycling.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/120221/
Document Type:Article
Title:The influence of external factors on children's travel mode: A comparison of school trips and non-school trips
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Stark, JulianeUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, Institute for Transport Studies, Peter Jordan Str. 82, 1190 Vienna, Austria (juliane.stark (at) boku.ac.at)UNSPECIFIED
Beyer Bartana, IlilGerman Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research, Rutherfordstraße 2, 12489 Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Fritz, AlexanderUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, Institute for Transport Studies, Peter Jordan Str. 82, 1190 Vienna, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Unbehaun, WiebkeUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, Institute for Transport Studies, Peter Jordan Str. 82, 1190 Vienna, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Hössinger, ReinhardUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, Institute for Transport Studies, Peter Jordan Str. 82, 1190 Vienna, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Transport Geography
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:68
DOI :10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.02.012
Page Range:pp. 55-66
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0966-6923
Status:Published
Keywords:Mode choice Children School trips Non-school trips Structural equation modeling Bayesian approach
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Urbane Mobilität (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Beyer Bartana, Ilil
Deposited On:04 Jun 2018 08:37
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:17

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