Built Environment Impacts on Individual Mode Choice: An Empirical Study of the Houston-Galveston Metropolitan Area

Jae Su Lee, Jin Nam, Sam Su Lee

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Abstract

This study examines the impacts of the built environment measures based on two geographic scales, i.e., traffic analysis zone and one quarter-mile buffer on individual mode choice in the Houston metropolitan area. It is confirmed that they have significant impacts on mode choice in varying degrees. The models including the buffer-based measures are more reasonable than those with conventional zone-based variables for both home-based work and other trips. Finally, the elasticity estimates suggest the built environments are undervalued in the conventional transportation practices. Both land use and transport pricing measures should be considered complementary to control the demand for driving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-470
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Houston-Galveston Area Council
  • built environment
  • elasticity
  • mode choice
  • multinomial logit

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