Journal article

Using virtual accessibility and physical accessibility as joint predictors of activity-travel behavior

Patricia S Lavieri, Qichun Dai, Chandra R Bhat

Transportation Research Part A Policy and Practice | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018


In this study, we propose a conceptual and analytic framework anchored on the concepts of physical and virtual accessibility (the “ease” with which opportunities or activities can be reached in the physical and in the virtual space, respectively) to investigate the rich interplay between virtual and physical activity engagements in multiple activity purposes, while controlling for information and communication technology (ICT) use measures, physical accessibility measures, and demographics. Our framework considers that activity-travel choices are consequences of individual, household, and work characteristics that are mediated by virtual accessibility and physical accessibility. As part of o..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was partially supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (D-STOP) Tier 1 University Transportation Center. The first author acknowledges funding support from CAPES and the Brazilian Government, and the third author acknowledges support from a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. The authors are grateful to Lisa Macias for her help in formatting this document. Two anonymous reviewers provided useful comments on an earlier version of this paper.