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Using hybrid latent class model for city-hubs? users behaviour analysis

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  • Transport

Data from an attitudinal survey and stated preference ranking experiment conducted in two urban European interchanges (i.e. City-HUBs) in Madrid (Spain) and Thessaloniki (Greece) show that the importance that City-HUBs users attach to the intermodal infrastructure varies strongly as a function of their perceptions of time spent in the interchange (i.e.intermodal transfer and waiting time). A principal components analysis allocates respondents (i.e. city-HUB users) to two classes with substantially different perceptions of time saving when they make a transfer and of time using during their waiting time. The four main drivers of user behaviour related to time saving are: access to the urban interchange, transfer and movement perception inside the interchange, accessibility to travel information and wayfinding HUB information. The main drivers related to time using include comfort and convenience, image of the interchange and safety and security. Therefore for an urban HUB characterized by a physical infrastructure (i.e. Moncloa) the main user behaviour driver is identified with safety and security, explaining more than 35% of the variability of their behaviour; while in a more dispersed interchange as like as the Thessaloniki urban HUB it is the comfort and convenience. Both factors are related with the use of time inside the interchange. Users identifie the improvement of city-HUBs with the quality of time spent inside, even when the interchange is more dispersed as like as in the Thessaloniki case study. The analysis of results through an hybrid model combining users perceptions and stated preferences stresses the relevance of time using factors. The hybrid model results contribute to identify key factors for elaborating guidelines for an European city-HUB.
XI Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería del Transporte
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XI Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería del Transporte - CIT 2014
  • Autor: Floridea Di Ciommo . UPM
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres UPM
  • Autor: Rocio de Oña Universidad de Granada
  • Autor: Juan de Oña Universidad de Granada
  • Autor: Sara Hernandez Del Olmo UPM

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte