Mode Choice Model for the Elderly: Case of Mashhad City, Iran

Mamdoohi, Amirreza and Naqavi, Fatemeh (2017) Mode Choice Model for the Elderly: Case of Mashhad City, Iran. REAL CORP 2017 – PANTA RHEI – A World in Constant Motion. Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 13-19. ISSN 2521-3938

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Although much research has been conducted on mode choice, very little has focused on the topic for the elderly. Considering the very particular behavior of this population group, different factors are expected to influence their decisions. Travel behavior of the elderly are mostly studied in developed countries. However, developing countries will have a great share of the elderly in a few decades. This paper aims to analyze Mashhad’s elderly travel behavior statistically through the application of multinomial logit model. A questionnaire is then designed based on the literature and the particular sample in Iran and administered to a sample of 499 elderly people through a field survey. The questionnaire contains socio-economic and trip characteristics questions. That includes travel origin and destinations, mode of travel, purpose and frequency of travel, number of the people along with respondents, household size, educational attainment, monthly household expenses, number of cars in the household, elderly car-ownership and having a driving license. To determine the statistically significant variables and Multi Nomial Logit model is used and the results indicate that the elderly in Masshad tend to use public transport more. Also, car users are mostly women and they prefer to be car passengers. Elderly with higher educational attainment and income tend to use car more. Elderly prefer to walk more as they get older and elderly men walk more than women. The walking mode has a negative correlation with the travel distance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mixed model, multinomial logit model, mode choice, elderly, transport
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Depositing User: Maria Molnár
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 16:38
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 16:38

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