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167800-1 Report Abstract

Modeling Attraction-End Choice for Urban Recreational Trips: Implications for Transportation, Air Quality and Land-Use Planning

Michael A. Pozsgay and Chandra R. Bhat, University of Texas at Austin, August 2001, 63 pp. (167800-1)

Attraction-end choice studies have primarily focused on non-urban recreational trips or non-recreational urban trips. Relatively little attention has been focused in the literature on urban recreational trips. In contrast, urban recreational trips are contributing increasingly to overall urban travel. In this paper, we examine attraction-end choice models for home-based urban recreational trips. A non-linear-in-parameters multinomial logit model is estimated using the 1996 Dallas-Fort Worth household activity survey. The effects of level-of-service, zonal attributes, trip attributes, and socio-demographic variables on recreational attraction-end choice are examined, and the implications of the results for land-use, transportation planning, and air quality analysis are discussed.

Keywords: Transportation Planning, Transportation Air-Quality, Land-Use Planning, Demographic Modeling

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