Title

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY? THE ROLE OF INSTRUMENTAL AND AFFECTIVE FACTORS IN WORK AND LEISURE JOURNEYS BY DIFFERENT TRAVEL MODES

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2005

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, ridership - mode choice, ridership - commuting, mode - mass transit, mode - pedestrian

Keywords

Work trips, Walking, Transit, Public transit, Private passenger vehicles, Mode choice, Modal choice, Mass transit, Local transit, Leisure time, Journey to work, Cycling, Choice of transportation, Bicycling

Abstract

This paper examined the relative importance people attach to various instrumental and affective journey attributes when traveling either for work or for leisure day trip and it examined journeys by various travel modes' score on these attributes. Although not a comparative paper, data are presented for two studies: one on commuter journeys and one on leisure journeys in order to establish an empirical basis for the topic and the methodology used. The results showed that for work journeys respondents tend to attach more importance to instrumental aspects, and especially to convenience than to affective factors. For leisure journeys, however, respondents appeared to attach almost equal importance to instrumental and affective aspects and therefore flexibility, convenience, cost as well as relaxation, freedom and no stress were all important. The alternative travel modes considered are public transit, walking and bicycling.

Comments

Transportation Research Part A Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09658564