Agent-Based Simulation of Children’s School Travel Mode with Parental Escort Decisions
AbstractIn the last few years, the number of private cars has expanding quickly in China, more and more parents use cars to escort their children to school, thus cause serious traffic congestions near school in many cities. In this paper, we developed an agent-based model (ABM) of the parents’ choice of escort mode. The core of this model is an escort mode choice motivation adjustment function that combines distance, traffic safety and social influence. We also used ABM to exhibit the emergent decoy effect phenomenon, which is a dynamic phenomenon that the introduction of a decoy to the choice-set could increase the share of other alternatives. The model reveals the parents’ inner psychological mechanism when facing competing escort mode choice in transportation system. The simulation results show that the proportion of parents to choose bus escort was 62.45% without the decoy effect was introduced, while the proportion of parents to choose bus escort increased to 74.29% with the decoy effect was entry. The use of the ABM method gives the potential to cope with the dynamic changes in studying parent escort mode choice behavior. View Full-Text
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Jing, P.; You, Q.; Chen, L. Agent-Based Simulation of Children’s School Travel Mode with Parental Escort Decisions. Information 2018, 9, 50.
Jing P, You Q, Chen L. Agent-Based Simulation of Children’s School Travel Mode with Parental Escort Decisions. Information. 2018; 9(3):50.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jing, Peng; You, Qingku; Chen, Long. 2018. "Agent-Based Simulation of Children’s School Travel Mode with Parental Escort Decisions." Information 9, no. 3: 50.
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