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Satisfaction with the commute: The role of travel mode choice, built environment and attitudes

Ye, R; Titheridge, H; (2017) Satisfaction with the commute: The role of travel mode choice, built environment and attitudes. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment , 52 (B) pp. 535-547. 10.1016/j.trd.2016.06.011. Green open access

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Abstract

Most of previous research that investigates the connections between the travel and satisfaction with travel has focused on the effect of the travel characteristics (e.g. travel mode choice, travel time, level of service, etc.) on satisfaction with travel. Little research has explored the role of the built environment or travel attitudes, two important factors for transport policies. Using data from a recent survey conducted in Xi’an, China, this study aims to quantitatively explore the relative effects of the built environment, travel attitudes, and travel characteristics on commute satisfaction. The data was analyzed using structural equation modeling. The model results suggest that commuting characteristics, including mode choice, congestion, and level of services of transit, all directly influence commute satisfaction. Attitudes have both direct and indirect effects on commute satisfaction, while the built environment only has indirect effects through influencing commuting characteristics.

Type: Article
Title: Satisfaction with the commute: The role of travel mode choice, built environment and attitudes
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2016.06.011
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2016.06.011
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016. This manuscript version is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted by the publisher.
Keywords: Commuting; Travel satisfaction; Built environment; Attitudes; China
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1503956
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