Location choice for a continuous simulation of long periods under changing conditions

Fabian Märki, David Charypar, Kay Axhausen


The authors propose a location choice procedure that is capable of handling changing conditions of aspects with different time horizons. It integrates expected travel time, current location effectiveness, prospective location effectiveness, and individual unexplained location perception into a decision heuristic that considers different planning horizons simultaneously and decides on-the-fly about future location visits. Multiple simulation runs illustrate agents' location choice behavior in various situations and confirm that the model enables agents to simultaneously consider seasonal effects, weather conditions, expected travel times, and individual unexplained location preference in their location choice.


location choice, multi-week schedules, continuous activity generation and scheduling, microscopic travel demand simulation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.v7i2.547

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