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Analyzing Influence Of Socio-Demographic Factors On Travel Behavior Of Employees A Case Study Of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Nepal

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.6, No. 7)

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Page : 111-119

Keywords : Kathmandu Metropolitan City Travel Behavior Socio-demographic background Mode Choice Trip Length Work Trips;

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Kathmandu Metropolitan City KMC is the stage of rapid urbanization and its population is on steep rise with increase in economic activities. Many people are migrating to KMC from other parts of the country for job opportunities. In Urban mobility work trips have a dominant share and at present people are dependent more on private vehicles than public transport to go to their work places which is adding more to road congestion. This research investigates the travel behavior of employees living in KMC and its relation with four main variables related to Socio-demographic background of an employee i.e. age gender and income group and household vehicle ownership. Data was collected by household questionnaire survey of over 1000 households. Different descriptive analysis and inferential statistical analysis were carried and it shows that role of socio-demographic variables on travel behavior is quite significant in many aspects on choice of travel mode and trip length of employees. Finally the findings of the research were incorporated with the policy implications so as to increase the use of public transport for work trips.

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