The effect of travel cost on frequencies of shopping and recreational trips in Sweden
2009 (English)In: Journal of Transport Geography, ISSN 0966-6923, Vol. 17, no 3, 208-215 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article focus on how the cost of travel affects travel behavior. A trip frequency model for recreational and shopping trips is suggested and used to investigate this. The data that is used comes from a Swedish travel habit survey where the respondents’ trip frequencies of both types of trips on a certain day are recorded. This is likely to introduce a correlation structure, which is incorporated in the model. Special attention is paid to the effect of travel cost on trip frequencies for different regions and income groups. As a measure of the sensitivity of cost changes, elasticity of demand is calculated. The precision of the elasticities are evaluated with simulated p-values.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Ltd. , 2009. Vol. 17, no 3, 208-215 p.
Poisson regression, Correlated count data, Travel frequencies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-10357DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2008.05.002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-10357DiVA: diva2:150028