Authors:  
  • Marta García-Sierra (Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona)
  • Carme Miralles-Guasch (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Montserrat Martínez-Melo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Oriol Marquet (North Carolina State University)

Year: 2018

The present study identifies groups of travellers according to their routine choice of means of transport in the context of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region. Clustering procedures are used to classify travellers according to the self-reported frequency of use of different travel modes. The extracted segments are then profiled with regards to their residence location, socioeconomic traits, access to a car, and other factors that relate to routines becoming habits – (low) use of travel information and disproportionate use of their preferred means of transport.

García-Sierra, M., Miralles-Guasch, C., Martínez-Melo, M., & Marquet, O. (2018). Empirical analysis of travellers’ routine choice of means of transport in Barcelona, Spain. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 55, 365-379. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.02.018