Impact of major road supply on individual travel time expenditure: An Exploration using a 30-year variation of infrastructure and travel
Axhausen, Kay W.
- Working Paper
Rights / licenseIn Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
This study estimates the impact of major road supply on individual travel time expenditure (TTE) using data on 30-year changes in transportation infrastructure and travel behavior. The impact observed shortly after the improvement to the road infrastructure is estimated from a data set that combines records on large-scale household travel surveys in the Tokyo metropolitan area conducted in 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008. Linear and Tobit models of individual TTE are estimated by following the behavior of birth cohorts over the 30-year period. The models incorporate temporal changes in the metropolitan-level transportation infrastructure, measured as per capita lane-kilometers of major road stock and per capita car-kilometers of urban rail service. The results show that an increase of 0.01 lane-kilometers per capita decreases the TTE for all travel purposes by one minute, and decreases the commuting TTE by 0.6 minutes, after controlling for socioeconomic backgrounds and generations of individuals. This study examines how these effects reflect the effect of the transportation network and, to a lesser degree, their indirect effect through land development activities near major roads Show more
External linksSearch via SFX
Journal / seriesArbeitsberichte Verkehr- und Raumplanung
PublisherIVT, ETH Zürich
SubjectTravel time expenditure; Travel time saving; Infrastructure investment; Long-run analysis; Repeated survey data
Organisational unit03521 - Axhausen, Kay W.
02226 - NSL - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft / NSL - Network City and Landscape
Related publications and datasets
Is previous version of: https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000195832
MoreShow all metadata