Title

Choice analysis of access and egress mode: Use the pedicab or walk?

Date of Publication

2016

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Transportation Engineering

College

Gokongwei College of Engineering

Department/Unit

Civil Engineering

Thesis Adviser

Alexis M. Fillone

Defense Panel Chair

Jason Maximino C. Ongpeng

Defense Panel Member

Maria Cecilia R. Paringit
Marcus Baron

Abstract/Summary

When travelling for a short distance in the city of Manila, one can use the pedicab or walk. Given this, there are influencing factors that could affect a pedestrian when choosing either of the two modes. However, when using pedicabs, the safety of each passenger may be at risk because of the driving behavior of the driver. This may cause more congestion along roads because of its slow movement. Comparing and contrasting the efficiency of walking and using pedicabs along the streets of Ermita, Manila as a mode of transportation is needed to fully determine the reasons of each individual. Through analyzing their responses, this paper would find more avenues to improve the safety and convenience of each passenger. This study uses the logit choice analysis to identify significant mode specific variables such as travel time, fare, and waiting time as well as qualitative variables like safety, efficiency, convenience and availability when choosing the pedicab or walking. The socio-economic variables of commuters such as income, age, and whether with baggage or children in tow were also considered. Logit model shows the probability outcome and identifies significant factors of pedestrian as they choose their access or egress mode. The results can be used in improving the transport services along Ermita, Manila, specifically the routes and rules for pedicab services and the infrastructural improvement and safety of sidewalks for pedestrians.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU18940

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

xiv, 178 leaves : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.

Keywords

Pedestrians--Transportation--Philippines--Manila; Choice of transportation--Philippines--Manila; Pedicabs--Philippines--Manila

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