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Investigation of commuting mode choice with respect to TDM policies

  • Author / Creator
    Zaman, Hamid
  • Travel Demand Management (TDM) is now considered one of the most important aspects of transportation planning and operation. The prime objective of TDM is to develop a sustainable transportation system utilizing the existing infrastructure. It is now a well known fact that excessive use of single occupancy vehicle causes numerous problems like traffic congestion, environmental pollution etc. Thus, from TDM perspective, it is of great importance to analyze travel behaviour in order to influence people to reduce car use and choose more sustainable modes such as – carpool, public transit, park & ride, walk, bike etc. This study attempts an in-depth analysis of commuting mode choice behaviour using workplace commuter survey data from the City of Edmonton. Unlike traditional mode choice models, this study uses both instrumental and latent variables to better understand the choice process and analyzes their sensitivities with respect to TDM policies.

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  • Graduation date
    2010-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3CT5F
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dr. Khandker M. Nurul Habib (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. Mohamed Al-Hussein (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Dr. Zhi-Jun Qiu (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Dr. M David Checkel (Mechanical Engineering)