Route choice in the presence of a toll road: The role of pre-trip information and learning

Knorr, F., Chmura, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-7476-2030 and Schreckenberg, M., 2014. Route choice in the presence of a toll road: The role of pre-trip information and learning. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 27, pp. 44-55. ISSN 1369-8478

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Abstract

Choosing a route is a complex task, especially since the roads’ capacities are limited and road users non-cooperatively seek to optimize their own trip. This article present the results of three in-laboratory route choice experiments. In all experiments the participants had to choose repeatedly between a high-capacity toll-road and a toll-free main road. We investigate the role of pre-trip information on the resulting route usage dynamics. Besides the absence of a stable equilibrium point (Wardrop’s User Equilibrium), we found that the participants improve their decisions over the course of time as a result of learning. Additional information appears only useful if only a limited number of participants possess such information. Moreover, we found gender-related differences in the observed road usage patterns: female participants were more likely to choose the toll road than male participants.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
Creators: Knorr, F., Chmura, T. and Schreckenberg, M.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2014
Volume: 27
ISSN: 1369-8478
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.trf.2014.09.003DOI
S1369847814001260Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 24 Apr 2018 11:16
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2018 11:16
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33305

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