Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working papers in Transport Economics,
CTS - Centre for Transport Studies Stockholm (KTH and VTI)

No 2013:20: An exploration of shoppers travel mode choice in visiting convenience stores in the United Kingdom

Yusak O. Susilo (), Nathan Hanks and Mahmud Ullah
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Yusak O. Susilo: KTH, Postal: Centrum för Transportstudier (CTS), Teknikringen 10, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Nathan Hanks: Transport Planning Associates (UK), Postal: Centrum för Transportstudier (CTS), Teknikringen 10, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Mahmud Ullah: University of the West of England, Postal: Centrum för Transportstudier (CTS), Teknikringen 10, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: Using data from 2,096 convenience store customers within and outside the Greater London Metropolitan Area, this paper explores how individuals access their convenience stores and how significant the influence of their socio-demographics, shopping types and trip chaining is to their mode choice in visiting the stores. Trip chaining is found to be very crucial in influencing customers’ mode choice and their visit frequency to the stores. The models also show that frequent shoppers (people who visit the stores at least a few times a week) are the ones most likely to visit the stores on foot. Interestingly, the estimation results also show that the location’s density, shopping types and the day of the week are not significant in influencing the travel modes. Customers who live at the most deprived areas are less likely to use a private car in visiting the stores.

Keywords: The use of local stores; Shift in travel mode; Shopping trip pattern; London

JEL-codes: O18; R41

28 pages, September 23, 2013

Note: Full bibliographic details: Previously published in The 90th US Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington DC. 2011, Paper no: 11-0900. Forthcoming in Transportation Planning and Technology,

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