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Who Will Use Pre-Trip Traveler Information and How Will They Respond? Insights from Zhongshan Metropolitan Area, China

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State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
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Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering of Ministry of Education, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, 3062 PA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Sustainability 2015, 7(5), 5857-5874; https://doi.org/10.3390/su7055857
Received: 28 December 2014 / Revised: 3 May 2015 / Accepted: 6 May 2015 / Published: 12 May 2015
The Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) is able to make the transportation system safer, smoother, and more sustainable. The research and practice of pre-trip traveler information (PTI), an indispensable component of ITS, is very limited in China. With data collected from Zhongshan Metropolitan Area, China, this empirical study revealed the socio-demographics of potential PTI users and feasible travel responses in daily trips under PTI. Young-and-middle-aged, influential, and motorized males were the most potential PTI users, while unemployed young females the least. Among the motorized potential users who habitually traveled by car, the high-income sub-group was least likely to shift travel modes under PTI. The younger white-collar or blue-collar had a lower propensity to shift to bicycle, but the younger blue-collar workers were more likely to shift to walking. The low income preferred to shift to bus rather than elevated light rail due to the difference of travel cost. The findings will facilitate our understanding of the market segments and effects of PTI, improve the system design and implementation strategy, and help address urban traffic and environmental issues throughout China. View Full-Text
Keywords: pre-trip traveler information; potential users; mode shift; cluster analysis; China pre-trip traveler information; potential users; mode shift; cluster analysis; China
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Zhang, Y.; Yang, X.; Liu, Q.; Li, C. Who Will Use Pre-Trip Traveler Information and How Will They Respond? Insights from Zhongshan Metropolitan Area, China. Sustainability 2015, 7, 5857-5874. https://doi.org/10.3390/su7055857

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Zhang Y, Yang X, Liu Q, Li C. Who Will Use Pre-Trip Traveler Information and How Will They Respond? Insights from Zhongshan Metropolitan Area, China. Sustainability. 2015; 7(5):5857-5874. https://doi.org/10.3390/su7055857

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Zhang, Yi; Yang, Xiaoguang; Liu, Qixing; Li, Chaoyang. 2015. "Who Will Use Pre-Trip Traveler Information and How Will They Respond? Insights from Zhongshan Metropolitan Area, China" Sustainability 7, no. 5: 5857-5874. https://doi.org/10.3390/su7055857

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