A mode choice analysis of school trips in New Jersey

Authors

  • Robert B Noland Rutgers University
  • Hyunsoo Park Rutgers University
  • Leigh Ann Von Hagen Rutgers University
  • Daniel G. Chatman University of California, Berkeley

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.v7i2.444

Keywords:

active transport, school travel, walking

Abstract

This paper examines the mode choice behavior of children’s travel to school based on surveys conducted at a sample of schools in New Jersey. The main focus is on a variety of network design, land use, and infrastructure variables that have typically been associated with walking activity. Using a mixed logit model, it is found that good connectivity, more intense residential land use, and better sidewalk infrastructure are associated with increased walking to school. The use of a mixed logit model allows the examination of individual heterogeneity. Results indicate substantial heterogeneity in behavior associated with built environment variables.

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Published

2014-07-28

How to Cite

Noland, R. B., Park, H., Von Hagen, L. A., & Chatman, D. G. (2014). A mode choice analysis of school trips in New Jersey. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 7(2), 111-133. https://doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.v7i2.444

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