Understanding individual travel decisions: Results from a commuters survey in Geneva

  • De Palma A
  • Rochat D
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Abstract

In this paper, we present the results of an extended traveler behavior survey con- ducted in Geneva (Switzerland) in March 1994. In this survey, commuters were asked about the impact of various factors, related to individual or household characteristics and situational, contextual and environmental constraints on their basic travel decisions. In particular, the issues of mode, route and departure time choice were investigated, together with the diversion from normal patterns in response to adverse weather conditions. Some cross cultural comparisons are discussed with respect to the results of a similar survey conducted in Brussels (Belgium) in 1992 (Khattak & de Palma 1995, 1997).

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  • Behavioural survey
  • Commuting
  • Drivers
  • Geneva
  • Route choice
  • Schedule delay
  • Weather

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Authors

  • André De Palma

  • Denis Rochat

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