The Preliminary Study of Effects of Flexible Time System on Commuting Time Choice and Scheduling Evaluation
||Yeh, Kuang-Yih; Hao-Ching Hsia & Kan-Chung Huang
||The Preliminary Study of Effects of Flexible Time System on Commuting Time Choice and Scheduling Evaluation
||14th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in London, UK
||In order to satisfy family daily needs, people will devote their efforts to get wages and exchange them for commodities and services in markets. Consequently, work becomes a primary activity of household heads on weekdays. If the work starting time is fixed, the commuting trips will be concentrated during peak hours, resulting in traffic congestion. Congestion will result in traffic accidents, air pollution, noise, and higher travel cost (time) and will make workers’ quality of life worse. This study proposes that a “flexible time system” will have strong effects on workers’ “work starting time choice” and “commuting time choice”. Furthermore, workers’ “schedule evaluation” will be affected by “work starting time choice” and “commuting time choice”. Therefore, the commuting time will be changed if work starting time becomes flexible. Consequently, traffic congestion at peak hours will be diminished. In other words, workers can arrange their daily time more efficiently and get higher utility from their schedule evaluations under a flexible time system. From the viewpoint of schedule evaluations, the commuting time choice model under a flexible time system will be established. The stated preference method will be used to evaluate the effect of a flexible time system. Finally, the results can be viewed as a practical suggestion concerning travel demand management for planners.
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||Session F8: Housing Policy
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