Seminar on Longitudinal Methods for Understanding and Modelling Travel Behaviour

Longitudinal methods have been used to provide important insights on behaviour in other policy areas (e.g. healthcare and education) but up to now have been relatively little employed by transport planners in the UK.

With the emphasis in transport policy on facilitating behavioural change this 1-day seminar explored what can be gained from longitudinal analysis of travel behaviour and what is preventing its greater use.

The seminar, organised by Dr Kiron Chatterjee, took place at the Department for Transport, Great Minster House, London on Wednesday 9 November. The seminar included presentations from research clients, researchers and practitioners as well as workshop sessions to explore the future of longitudinal methods.

Seminar presentations

Copies of the presentations made at the seminar can be downloaded below (views expressed in these are those of the individuals concerned and not necessarily those of the institution they represent):


  • Kiron Chatterjee (University of the West of England) - Introduction

Policy needs

Understanding travel behaviour

Modelling travel behaviour


  • Understanding dynamic travel behaviour
  • Modelling dynamic travel behaviour

Summary of the workshop discussions.

This seminar was organised as part of the EPSRC project 'Investigating Travel Behaviour Dynamics and Their Incorporation into Transport Models'.

The support of the Department for Transport in providing a venue for the seminar and refreshments is gratefully acknowledged.

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