Effective decision making in urban policies need a better understanding of individuals’ mobility preferences. From a long-term perspective, the decision on transportation may be considered jointly with other life domains such as housing and work. Moreover, the possible effects of the unobserved heterogeneity among different individuals in the context of the long-term joint choices have been neglected for long in the literature. This paper therefore aims to investigate inter-personal taste variations in the co-dependent choice of residence, job and transportation mode for commuting trips. Using the data collected through a pivoted stated choice experiment, a latent class choice model is estimated with class membership specifications. Results based on a two-class model show that income is the main variable explaining class membership. The results of the heterogeneous behavior indicate that people in class 1 (with lower income) are less likely to change their current house and/or job than people in class 2 (with higher income). In addition, people in class 1 prefer public transportation modes over private cars. In terms of slow modes, people in class 1 are more likely to cycling than walking. While these effects are shown reversely in class 2. These findings could provide useful information for planners and policy makers regarding the importance of dwelling and job market supplement of various segments of the population.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, USA.|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., United States|
Duration: 13 Jan 2019 → 17 Jan 2019
|Conference||98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board|
|Period||13/01/19 → 17/01/19|