A Mixed Multinomial Logit Model Analysis of Weekend Recreational Episode Type Choice
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This paper presents a model for the type of recreational activity episodes that individuals pursue during the weekend. The choice set characterizing the type of recreational episode includes inhome, out-of-home, and pure recreational episodes (pure recreation refers to recreation trips pursued for the sole purpose of the recreational value obtained from the trip, such as walking, bicycling, and joy driving). The paper estimates a mixed multinomial logit formulation using the 2000 San Francisco Bay Area Travel Survey. The effects of household and individual sociodemographics, land-use and density variables, and episode participation attributes are examined. Inter-individual and intra-individual variation in unobserved determinants of episode type choice are also analyzed. Finally, the implications of the results for land-use and transportation planning are identified.