Title

COGNITION AND RELATIVE IMPORTANCE UNDERLYING CONSUMER VALUATION OF PARK-AND-RIDE FACILITIES

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Subject Area

operations - reliability, policy - parking, mode - mass transit, mode - park and ride

Keywords

Valuation, Transit, Reliability, Public transit, Park and ride, Mass transit, Local transit, Fringe parking, Costs, Consumers, Cognition

Abstract

Results are reported of a study designed to identify the cognitive constructs underlying the valuation of park-and-ride (P&R) facilities and to measure the relative importance attached to the attributes of such facilities. Results show that the reliability of public transport is quite important. Furthermore, time and, to a lesser degree, costs considerably influence a traveler's decision to use P&R or not. Parking aspects are less important, except for information about parking. Finally, respondents evaluated the attributes about staying at P&R facilities to be least important. These results do, however, seem to vary between user groups.