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Identifying the Characteristics of Elderly Pedestrian using the Tobit Model
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Identifying the Characteristics of Elderly Pedestrian using the Tobit Model
Choi, Sung-taek; Choo, Sang-ho; Jang, Jin-young;
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This study identified the factors which affect pedestrian behavior using the tobit model with a descriptive analysis. Individual characteristics, household characteristics, zone characteristics were selected as the independent variables. Walking frequency and walking time was adopted for the variables which represent walking behavior. The results showed that the walking time models were superior than the walking frequency models. The model for education purpose had the most lowest fitness and the model for others purpose had characteristics mixed up the various purposes. Futhermore, this research found that independent variables: individual, household and zone characteristic variables affected walking activities of elderly pedestrian by purpose. The walking activity decresed when a pedestrian grew older or had a vehicle or a driver`s license. The Elderly facilities promoted the walking activity of seniors. As the floor area of neighborhood and business facilities was wide, the walking activities were animated. In addition, the compacted downtown developments decreased the elderly`s walking activities, so it is needed to consider those results in terms of the urban planners.
Pedestrian;Walking behavior;Elderly;Tobit model;Trip purpose;
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