Modal Choice

  • Ian S. Jones
Part of the Studies in Planning book series


The analysis of modal choice is the most policy-orientated element in the whole process of analysing and forecasting the demand for travel in urban areas. In the short term, the problem of influencing people’s choice of mode is central to the achievement of a more efficient use of the available capacity of urban transport systems. The achievement of an efficient pattern of use of existing facilities in turn has implications for the level of resources invested in expanding system capacity.


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Notes and References

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    A. G. Wilson, A. F. Hawkins, G. J. Hill and D. J. Wagon, ‘Calibration and Testing of the SELNEC Transport Model’, Regional Studies, vol. 2, no. 4 (1969).Google Scholar
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    A. G. Wilson, ‘The Use of Entropy Maximising Methods in the Theory of Trip Distribution, Mode Split, and Route Split’, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, vol. 3, no. 1 (1969).Google Scholar
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    D. Brand, ‘Travel Demand Forecasting: Some Foundations and a Review’, in ‘Urban Travel Demand Forecasting’, Special Report 143 (Washington, D.C.: H.R.B., 1972).Google Scholar
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    R. D. Luce, Individual Choice Behaviour (New York: Wiley, 1959).Google Scholar
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    See, for example, P. L. Watson, The Value of Time: Behavioural Modal Choice (Lexington, Mass: D. C. Heath, 1974).Google Scholar
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    See, for example, Local Government Operational Research Unit, ‘Predicting Multi-Mode Choice’, Report C139 (Reading: LGORU, 1973).Google Scholar
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    F. X. De Donnea, ‘Consumer Behaviour, Transport Mode Choice and Value of Time, Some Micro-Economic Models’, Regional and Urban Economics, Operation Methods, vol. 1, no. 4 (1972).Google Scholar
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    D. McFadden, ‘The Measurement of Urban Travel Demand’, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 3, no. 3 (1974).Google Scholar

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© Ian S. Jones 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian S. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of the EnvironmentUK

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