Facility Use-Choice Model with Travel Costs Incorporating Means of Transportation and Travel Direction

  • Toshihiro OsaragiEmail author
  • Sayaka Tsuda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Estimating the number of users and their spatial distribution is necessary in the planning process of new public facilities. In the present study, we construct a model based on the nested logit model that is composed of facilities’ utility and users’ travel costs to describe facility use-choice behavior with respect to the facilities. The travel costs are described in terms of network distance, means of transportation, direction of travel, and number of transfers. As a numerical analysis, validation of the proposed model is achieved by estimating the number of users and their spatial distribution for newly constructed public libraries.


Catchment Area Travel Cost Residential Location Minor District User Attribute 
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The authors would like to acknowledge the valuable comments and useful suggestions from anonymous reviewers to improve the content and clarity of the chapter. A part of this paper was presented at Journal of Architectural Planning and Engineering, AIJ, “Travel costs considering means and direction of movement within a city incorporated with a model of facility choice behavior”, Vol. 77, no. 676, pp. 1293–1300, 2012 (in Japanese).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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