The Influence of Network Structure on Travel Distance

24 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2011 Last revised: 20 Jan 2011

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Pavithra Parthasarathi

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Hartwig Hochmair

University of Florida

David Matthew Levinson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 27, 2009

Abstract

The objective of this research is to identify the role of network architecture in influencing individual travel behavior using travel survey data from two urban areas in Florida: Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Various measures of network structure, compiled from existing sources, are used to quantify roadway networks, capture the arrangement and connectivity of nodes and links in the networks and the temporal and spatial variations that exist among and within networks. The results from the regression models estimated show that network design influences how people travel and make decisions. Results from this analysis can be used to understand how changes in network can be used to bring about desired changes in travel behavior.

Keywords: network structure, regression model, travel, transportation

JEL Classification: R40, R41, C35

Suggested Citation

Parthasarathi, Pavithra and Hochmair, Hartwig and Levinson, David Matthew, The Influence of Network Structure on Travel Distance (July 27, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1736326 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1736326

Pavithra Parthasarathi

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ( email )

420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Hartwig Hochmair

University of Florida ( email )

PO Box 117165, 201 Stuzin Hall
Gainesville, FL 32610-0496
United States

David Matthew Levinson (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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