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The experience of travel time. worthwhile or wasted? Learnings from o large-scale smartphone-based data collection campaign and expected policy impacts (H2020 MoTiV Project)

Cornet, Yannick and Lugano, Giuseppe and Milakis, Dimitrios (2020) The experience of travel time. worthwhile or wasted? Learnings from o large-scale smartphone-based data collection campaign and expected policy impacts (H2020 MoTiV Project). Transport Research Arena 2020, Conference cancelled.

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Abstract

In conventional transport appraisal methods, travel time is considered a disutility and therefore constitutes one of the largest costs associated with transport systems. However, this view of the Value of Travel Time (VTT) does not acknowledge the subjective dimension of the travel experience. To address this gap, the Horizon 2020 MoTiV project (2017-2020) developed an app that automatically detects trips and transport modes, and prompts the traveller to answer a short survey capturing their experience of travel time as worthwhile, neutral or wasted. Through the Woorti app, the MoTiV project offers insights into 1) how travellers value their travel time in terms of work-related or personal productivity, fitness, or enjoyment; 2) the causes for such experience in terms of comfort and other experience factors; and 3) the effects of a worthwhile experience in terms of the activities undertaken by travellers while on the move. In this conference paper and presentation, we highlight the design challenges related to the collection of data, we describe the underlying conceptual framework that was adopted, and we present initial results from the data collected across 8 European countries in the second half of 2019 and their potential policy impacts. One main take-away is that from travellers’ perspective, the travel experience matters. The empirical evidence collected by the MoTiV project may help improve transport appraisal methods, particularly for comparing investment options between different transport modes. The project contributes to a shift in transport planning where travellers and their needs, preferences and expectations take centre stage.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/141729/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The experience of travel time. worthwhile or wasted? Learnings from o large-scale smartphone-based data collection campaign and expected policy impacts (H2020 MoTiV Project)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Cornet, YannickUniversity of ŽilinaUNSPECIFIED
Lugano, GiuseppeUniversity of ŽilinaUNSPECIFIED
Milakis, DimitriosDimitrios.Milakis (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5220-4206
Date:2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Accepted
Keywords:worthwhile travel time; value of travel time (VTT); travel experience, multimodal transport; door-todoor mobility; smartphone applications
Event Title:Transport Research Arena 2020
Event Location:Conference cancelled
Event Type:international Conference
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 - Energie und Verkehr
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Milakis, Dimitrios
Deposited On:13 Apr 2021 15:49
Last Modified:13 Apr 2021 15:49

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