Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

People's Attitude Towards Traveling: Which Factors are Responsible for Travel Liking?

Presenter Information

Ferdousy Runa, Utah State University

Class

Article

College

College of Engineering

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Faculty Mentor

Patrick Singleton

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Travel can be both intrinsic desire and a derived demand. Every day, people travel from home to different places for various purpose. While commuting is stressful for many people, others enjoy their commutes. This research tackles the questions: Do people like traveling? Why? The main goal of this study is identify some responsible factors behind travel liking. The data used in this study were collected from 679 commuters through a 30-minute online questionnaire survey in Portland, Oregon, from October to December in 2016. After getting various type of answers from the respondents about their trip choice and personal information, an ordered logit model was used here to identify factors associated with travel liking. Trip characteristics, travelers' sociodemographic characteristics, etc. were used as independent variables. The overall result showed that almost 63% respondents liked their traveling and almost 16% disliked their traveling. Automobile passenger, public transit, bicycling and walking had more positive ratings of travel liking, compared to automobile drivers. Almost 50% of respondents used automobile and 5% used walking as their traveling mode. Furthermore, travel time was negatively associated with travel liking. Sometimes, travelers' demographic characteristics like age and income play important role for liking travel. For example, age greater than 65 years and income less than 50k were positively associated with travel liking. These findings will help the policy maker to make some new decisions regarding road design, travel demand analysis and route analysis for different kind of modes.

Location

Room 154

Start Date

4-10-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

4-10-2019 2:45 PM

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People's Attitude Towards Traveling: Which Factors are Responsible for Travel Liking?

Room 154

Travel can be both intrinsic desire and a derived demand. Every day, people travel from home to different places for various purpose. While commuting is stressful for many people, others enjoy their commutes. This research tackles the questions: Do people like traveling? Why? The main goal of this study is identify some responsible factors behind travel liking. The data used in this study were collected from 679 commuters through a 30-minute online questionnaire survey in Portland, Oregon, from October to December in 2016. After getting various type of answers from the respondents about their trip choice and personal information, an ordered logit model was used here to identify factors associated with travel liking. Trip characteristics, travelers' sociodemographic characteristics, etc. were used as independent variables. The overall result showed that almost 63% respondents liked their traveling and almost 16% disliked their traveling. Automobile passenger, public transit, bicycling and walking had more positive ratings of travel liking, compared to automobile drivers. Almost 50% of respondents used automobile and 5% used walking as their traveling mode. Furthermore, travel time was negatively associated with travel liking. Sometimes, travelers' demographic characteristics like age and income play important role for liking travel. For example, age greater than 65 years and income less than 50k were positively associated with travel liking. These findings will help the policy maker to make some new decisions regarding road design, travel demand analysis and route analysis for different kind of modes.