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Innovations in Activity and Travel Behavior
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Car Drivers’ Preferences Regarding Parking in Context of Different Trip Characteristics (12-0920)
This paper describes a study of car drivers’ preferences regarding parking in the context of different trip characteristics. In a stated choice experiment, participants of the Dutch National Parking panel were invited to evaluate different parking facilities for different trip purposes, differentiating between frequent and infrequent users. The parking facilities were described by four different characteristics: parking costs, walking time between parking and final destination, chance of free parking space, and location vis-à-vis origin of the trip. The data are analyzed using a standard multinomial logit model including both attribute and context parameters. For each trip purpose a model is estimated. The results show that car drivers’ preferences regarding characteristics of parking facilities differ between infrequent and frequent car use. This holds especially for parking costs. As expected, it appears that for all trip purposes the part-worth utility of ‘no parking costs’ is significantly higher for frequent car use.
Van der Waerden, Peter J. H. J., Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
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