Behavioral Integration of Location, Activity and Travel Behavior

This project fills a critical gap of knowledge in the behavioral relationships among land use, transportation, and the environment. It exploits recently developed databases to integrate location choices, lifecycle stages, activity participation, and travel behavior. The databases contain a fractural representation of space that includes land parcels, US Census blocks, US Census block groups, US Census tracts, and with a rich combination of land use and transportation network attributes. Geographically attached to these databases is also a travel behavior survey that locates each household and its daily travel in space. In this way a combined database that contains a union of data of all the mentioned databases will be used to study the relationship at the level of decision makers among residential location, work location(s), school location(s), car ownership, and daily activity/travel using statistical and econometric models. These are the models that are needed for large regional forecasting simulation systems to assess the impacts of SB 375 policy actions. A key innovation in the approach proposed here is the use of tested ideas from time geography (e.g., Hagerstrand's time-space prism) and intrahousehold bargaining behavior (e.g., negotiation of time allocation to activities among household members) as well as a fractal approach to compute accessibility indicators at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The models developed here incorporate the findings from past research in University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) projects by Goulias and Yoon on space time activity and travel behavior. They also take advantage of the considerable investment in data assembly and model building in projects by Goulias from the Southern California Association of Governments and by Goulias and Henson for the University of California (UC) Office of the President.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  USA  95843

      Department of Transportation

      Research and Special Programs Administration
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)

      University of California, Berkeley
      2614 Dwight Way, 2nd Floor
      Berkeley, CA  USA  94720-1782

      University of California, Santa Barbara

      Marine Science Institute
      Santa Barbara, CA  USA  93106
    • Principal Investigators:

      Goulias, Konstadinos

    • Start Date: 20100801
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27979

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463738
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
    • Contract Numbers: 7506
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:29PM