The influence of personal and trip characteristics on habitual parking behavior

P.J.H.J. Waerden, van der, H.J.P. Timmermans, A.N.R. Da Silva

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This paper discusses some results of a study on the influence of car drivers' characteristics on habitual parking behavior. First, the level of habitual parking behavior is determined in two ways: car drivers' regularity in choosing a parking facility and car drivers' self-reporting scores for habitual behavior. The data are collected using an internet based questionnaire that was distributed in Belgium and the Netherlands. The results show that car drivers regularly/often choose the same parking facility when visiting a central business area. In line with this finding, car drivers impute themselves as being highly habitual. A multinomial regression analysis shows that personal (gender, education, and country of residence) and trip (visit frequency) characteristics are significantly related to the distinguished habitual parking behavior levels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
JournalCase Studies on Transport Policy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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