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Impact of Travel Ability on Travel Choice of the Elderly Leisure Activities

  • Ren Dong
  • Zhen-wei Li
  • Guang-hao Yu
  • Min He
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 503)

Abstract

Travel choice of elderly leisure activities is often restricted by their own travel behavioral competence. On the basis of defining travel ability, factor analysis is used to extract the characteristic variable with the 663 questionnaire survey data. Discrete choice model is used to analyze the effect of travel ability on the choice of trip and departure time in elderly leisure activities. The result shows that: (1) bus and walk are the main ways of daily elderly leisure activities. (2) Up and down bus steps and maintaining balance within bus are the characteristic variables which can express precisely travel ability of the elderly. (3) Travel ability affects trip modes of seniors mainly and has an indirect effect on departure time. According to the differences in travel ability, improving urban leisure facilities planning and traffic system design has a direct effect on improving the accessibility of the elderly.

Keywords

Urban traffic Travel behavior Travel ability analysis Elderly Leisure Disaggregate model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Transportation EngineeringKunming University of Science and TechnologyKunmingChina

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