, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 19–33

Factors influencing destination choice for the urban grocery shopping trip

  • Wilfred W. Recker
  • Lidia P. Kostyniuk

DOI: 10.1007/BF00148369

Cite this article as:
Recker, W.W. & Kostyniuk, L.P. Transportation (1978) 7: 19. doi:10.1007/BF00148369


Destination choice for the urban grocery shopping trip is hypothesized to be determined by three factors: the individual's perception of the destination, the individual's accessibility to the destination and the relative number of opportunities to exercise any particular choice. Results of a multinomial logit model estimation support this hypothesis and provide useful information concerning the role of urban form in this destination choice situation. It is determined that accessibility is the primary aspect influencing destination choice and that its effect is nonlinear.

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© Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilfred W. Recker
    • 1
  • Lidia P. Kostyniuk
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Transportation Studies and School of Engineering and School of Social SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaIrvine
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of MichiganUSA

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