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Vehicle-type choice and neighbourhood characteristics: An empirical study of Hamilton, Canada

Potoglou, Dimitris ORCID: 2008. Vehicle-type choice and neighbourhood characteristics: An empirical study of Hamilton, Canada. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 13 (3) , pp. 177-186. 10.1016/j.trd.2008.02.002

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The popularity of light-duty trucks has increased with important implications for air quality, traffic accidents and gasoline demand. While previous studies have shed light on vehicle-typechoice at the household level, little work has been done that examines the role of the built environment on these choices. This paper reports empirical findings on the relationship between vehicle-typechoice and neighbourhood characteristics within the Census Metropolitan Area of Hamilton in Canada. The analysis incorporates proximity and urban form measures derived from high-resolution spatial data and geographic information systems technology. Estimates from discrete choice models of households’ latest vehicle-typechoice suggest that preferences for less fuel-efficient vehicles are marginally affected by the diversity of land-uses at the place of residence, after controlling for travel to work attitudes and socio-demographic characteristics of individuals and households.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vehicle-type choice; Neighbourhood characteristics; Accessibility; Built environment
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1361-9209
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 09:42

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