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Analysing the potential of telecommuting as a substitute for commute level

Kadar Hamsa, Abdul Azeez and Wan Mohd Rani, Wan Nurul Mardiah (2007) Analysing the potential of telecommuting as a substitute for commute level. In: The 7th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 2007, 24-27 September 2007, Dalian, China. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Earlier research had identified association between telecommuting and commute travel. Telecommuting is considered as a travel demand management measure in mitigating travel especially work trip to the central business district. However, whether it acts as an effective travel demand management measure is still remain to be seen. This paper investigates potential of telecommuting as a travel substitute especially for work related trips. The analysis of travel substitution as a result of practicing telecommuting was made based on stated preference of the employees in the selected business organizations by questionnaire survey. The survey was administered in two major cities namely Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Work trip components include commute trip and vehicle-km. Telecommuting frequency between 1 and 3 days per week was considered for this study. The analysis revealed that the commute trip reduction from stated preferred telecommuters was not more than 10% of the total commute trips.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3877/43563
Uncontrolled Keywords: telecommuting, commute trips, vehicle-km
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Azeez Kadar Hamsa
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 14:07
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 14:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43563

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