Exploring Elderly People’s Activity and Travel Behavior Mechanism: A Case of Harbin, China

  • Xiaowei HuEmail author
  • Yang Wang
  • Hanlin Zhang
  • Zeju Xie
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 503)


With the increase of the aging of population, the activity-travel issue of elderly people has been getting more and more attention. Based on the survey and statistics results, this chapter study the elderly people’s activity-travel behavior, and introduce the structural equation model to analyze the relationship between the elderly people’s activities and travel behavior. The exogenous variables include the family structure, education levels, and economic status, while the endogenous variables contain the travel activity purpose, travel mode, and travel intensity; then we explored the regularity of elderly people’s activity and traveling features, and quantified the influence of different factors. This study can provide a reference for developing rational elderly people traffic policy.


Structural equation model Elderly people Activity and travel behavior Model evaluation 



This research was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang (No. E2016032), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation funded project (No. 2013M540299), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71603063), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. HIT.NSRIF.2015075). The authors would like to express their sincere thanks to the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and valuable suggestions on this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Transportation Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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