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Activity-Based Approaches to Travel Analysis

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Societal trends have made the need for better travel demand forecasts more urgent, at the same time as making people's travel and activity patterns far more complex. Traditional traffic flow models are no longer sophisticated enough to cope. Activity analysis is seen by many as the solution. It has had a short but intense history in geography, urban planning, time use research and, more recently, transportation. Pioneering activity-based models have now been developed to the point where, some argue, it is time to abandon the traditional four-step model for transportation demand forecasting and to adopt activity-based approaches instead. Others claim that the complexity of such approaches, and their tremendous data requirements, prevent them from having a significant impact. This book explores these claims and the issues associated with them. An introductory section outlines the debate. The body of the work is organised in four sections: modelling developments; theories and empirical analyses; data needs and data representation; and policy analysis. The final section discusses future research directions.
Release date NZ
March 14th, 1997
Contributors
Edited by D.F. Ettema Edited by Harry Timmermans
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Pergamon Press
Pages
404
Dimensions
156x234x23
ISBN-13
9780080425849
Product ID
1824361

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