File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Mixed logit approach to modelling arrival time choice behaviour of cemetery and columbarium visitors during grave-sweeping festivals

TitleMixed logit approach to modelling arrival time choice behaviour of cemetery and columbarium visitors during grave-sweeping festivals
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ttra21
Citation
Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 2016, v. 12 n. 4, p. 313-329 How to Cite?
AbstractSpecial events attract extraordinarily high travel demands over a relatively short time. Managing the travel demand for special events is more difficult than for normal commuting trips. Grave-sweeping is a special event that is popular in Asia, especially in Chinese societies. In Hong Kong, many people visit cemeteries and columbaria around the two traditional festivals, causing overcrowding at the sites and congestion on the access roads. To mitigate the adverse traffic effects, the police usually implement temporary traffic management measures to control the number of visitors accessing the sites. However, these measures often ignore visitors’ arrival time preferences and hence their effectiveness is questionable. This study models and analyses the arrival time preferences of cemetery and columbarium visitors under various transport mode scenarios. The model development is based on 3128 choice decisions collected from 782 respondents. A mixed logit model is calibrated to investigate the potential taste heterogeneity of the respondents, and a likelihood ratio test demonstrates that the model is superior to a standard multinomial logit model and provides a better fit to the survey data. The model results indicate that in-vehicle travel time, total waiting and walking time, and the provision and travel fare of feeder services are significant factors influencing cemetery and columbarium visitors’ arrival time choices. The effects of socio-economic factors are also examined and discussed. Based on the model results, recommendations are provided for managing the travel demand to cemeteries and columbaria at peak and off-peak hours on or around festival days.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223844
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.477
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.352

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorSzeto, WY-
dc.contributor.authorWong, RCP-
dc.contributor.authorYeung, J-
dc.contributor.authorWong, SC-
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-18T02:29:53Z-
dc.date.available2016-03-18T02:29:53Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationTransportmetrica A: Transport Science, 2016, v. 12 n. 4, p. 313-329-
dc.identifier.issn2324-9935-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223844-
dc.description.abstractSpecial events attract extraordinarily high travel demands over a relatively short time. Managing the travel demand for special events is more difficult than for normal commuting trips. Grave-sweeping is a special event that is popular in Asia, especially in Chinese societies. In Hong Kong, many people visit cemeteries and columbaria around the two traditional festivals, causing overcrowding at the sites and congestion on the access roads. To mitigate the adverse traffic effects, the police usually implement temporary traffic management measures to control the number of visitors accessing the sites. However, these measures often ignore visitors’ arrival time preferences and hence their effectiveness is questionable. This study models and analyses the arrival time preferences of cemetery and columbarium visitors under various transport mode scenarios. The model development is based on 3128 choice decisions collected from 782 respondents. A mixed logit model is calibrated to investigate the potential taste heterogeneity of the respondents, and a likelihood ratio test demonstrates that the model is superior to a standard multinomial logit model and provides a better fit to the survey data. The model results indicate that in-vehicle travel time, total waiting and walking time, and the provision and travel fare of feeder services are significant factors influencing cemetery and columbarium visitors’ arrival time choices. The effects of socio-economic factors are also examined and discussed. Based on the model results, recommendations are provided for managing the travel demand to cemeteries and columbaria at peak and off-peak hours on or around festival days.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ttra21-
dc.relation.ispartofTransportmetrica A: Transport Science-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Transportmetrica A: Transport Science on 29 Jan 2016, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/23249935.2015.1135361-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titleMixed logit approach to modelling arrival time choice behaviour of cemetery and columbarium visitors during grave-sweeping festivals-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailSzeto, WY: ceszeto@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, RCP: cpwryan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, SC: hhecwsc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authoritySzeto, WY=rp01377-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, SC=rp00191-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/23249935.2015.1135361-
dc.identifier.hkuros257243-
dc.identifier.volume12-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage313-
dc.identifier.epage329-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats