Exploring the role of social capital influence variables on travel behaviour

Di Ciommo, Floridea and Comendador Arquero, Julio and López Lambas, María Eugenia and Cherchi, Elisabetta and Dios Ortúzar, Juan de (2014). Exploring the role of social capital influence variables on travel behaviour. "Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice", v. 68 ; pp. 46-55. ISSN 0965-8564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2014.08.018.

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Title: Exploring the role of social capital influence variables on travel behaviour
Author/s:
  • Di Ciommo, Floridea
  • Comendador Arquero, Julio
  • López Lambas, María Eugenia
  • Cherchi, Elisabetta
  • Dios Ortúzar, Juan de
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Date: October 2014
ISSN: 0965-8564
Volume: 68
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Social influence; Social capital; Travel behaviour; Panel data; Mode choice
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper explores the potential role of individual trip characteristics and social capital network variables in the choice of transport mode. A sample of around 100 individuals living or working in one suburb of Madrid (i.e. Las Rosas district of Madrid) participated in a smartphone short panel survey, entering travel data for an entire working week. A Mixed Logit model was estimated with this data to analyze shifts to metro as a consequence of the opening of two new stations in the area. Apart from classical explanatory variables, such as travel time and cost, gender, license and car ownership, the model incorporated two “social capital network” variables: participation in voluntary activities and receiving help for various tasks (i.e. child care, housekeeping, etc.). Both variables improved the capacity of the model to explain transport mode shifts. Further, our results confirm that the shift towards metro was higher in the case of people “helped” and lower for those participating in some voluntary activities.

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Item ID: 35863
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/35863/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:35863
DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2014.08.018
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856414001980
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Jul 2015 11:22
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2018 17:58
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