A mode choice analysis of school trips in New Jersey

Robert B. Noland, Hyunsoo Park, Leigh Ann Von Hagen, Daniel G. Chatman

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This paper examines the mode choice behavior of children's travel to school based on surveys conducted at a sample of schools in New Jersey. The main focus is on a variety of network design, land use, and infrastructure variables that have typically been associated with walking activity. Using a mixed logit model, it is found that good connectivity, more intense residential land use, and better sidewalk infrastructure are associated with increased walking to school. The use of a mixed logit model allows the examination of individual heterogeneity. Results indicate substantial heterogeneity in behavior associated with built environment variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-133
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Transport and Land Use
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Urban Studies


  • Mixed logit
  • Safe routes to school
  • Walking trips

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