The Influence of Network Structure on Travel Distance
24 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2011 Last revised: 20 Jan 2011
Date Written: July 27, 2009
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
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