Exploring the Influence of Social Capital at Different Levels on Trip Generation and Destination Choice for Discretionary Activities

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Author(s)

    • NGUYEN Hong N.T.
    • Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University
    • CHIKARAISHI Makoto
    • Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University
    • FUJIWARA Akimasa
    • Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University
    • ZHANG Junyi
    • Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University

Abstract

Travel engages in making new connections and extending one's network or sustaining one's existing networks, and such a social engagement would be essential to enhance one's social capital. As a result of growing urban development, a strong local social capital could be more important. This paper explores impacts of social capital measured in two dimensions (i.e. social network and participating in local community activities) on travel choice for discretionary activities. For this purpose, by using data collected in Hanoi (Vietnam), a logit model for destination choice and an ordered probit model for trip generation were developed with controlling for socio-demographics, mobility and accessibility, and built environment factors. Results show that social capital at the individual level generally has more impact on travel choice (i.e. destination, trip generation) compared with one at the community level.

Journal

  • Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

    Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies 12(0), 2345-2361, 2017

    Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

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