Preferences for Carsharing-Facilitated Neighbourhoods: a Latent-Class Model

Wang, Juan and Dane, Gamze and Timmermans, Harry (2019) Preferences for Carsharing-Facilitated Neighbourhoods: a Latent-Class Model. REAL CORP 2019 – IS THIS THE REAL WORLD? Perfect Smart Cities vs. Real Emotional Cities. Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 573-581. ISSN 2521-3938

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Carsharing is a popular new transportation service that provides people with short-term access to vehicles without the higher cost and responsibilities of owning one's own car. Carsharing-facilitated neighbourhoods provide their residents with a subscription to a carsharing organisation to compensate for less public parking facilities in an attempt to contribute to more sustainable urban development. Neighbourhood residential carsharing can help reduce private car use and parking infrastructures to provide residents with a better living environment and increase their quality of life by planning more green facilities, larger residential buildings, better air quality, safer children play areas, etc. In this study, we investigate the preferences of residents who currently live in urban areas in The Netherlands for carsharing-facilitated neighbourhoods. For that purpose, a stated choice experiment is designed that considers the attributes of carsharing-facilitated neighbourhoods and elicits respondents’ preferences for these neighbourhoods. In total, 623 valid responses were gathered for the analysis. In order to segment respondents, we applied a latent class analysis, which indicated that a twoclass solution gave the optimal results with a Rho-squared of 0.327. Based on these results, one class is less willing to live in a carsharing-facilitated neighbourhood; the other class is more interested in living in a carsharing-facilitated neighbourhood. These results are useful to identify the right socio-demographic groups and the preferred carsharing residential environments to develop implementation strategies for carsharingfacilitated neighbourhoods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: latent-class model, carsharing-facilitated eighbourhoods, stated choice experiment, model, estimation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 09:15
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2020 12:30

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