The Effects Of Perceived Complexity and Perceived Time and Distance on Path Choice Behavior and Walking to Reach a Destination

, Mohammad Paydar and Said, Ismail (2009) The Effects Of Perceived Complexity and Perceived Time and Distance on Path Choice Behavior and Walking to Reach a Destination. In: The 10th International Seminar on Environment and Architecture, 26th-27th October 2009, University of Sam Ratulangi, Manado.

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Abstract

Walking to reach the destination is the most important kind of walking in the daily activities. Path choice behavior in different parts of the city contributes to walking behavior for the people who want to reach to their destination in a daily basis. Literatures indicate that shortest path is the most important factor for path choice behavior. Perceived complexity is another important factor. The situation in which a path between some paths with the same length should be selected, raise the importance of perceived complexity for path choice. Such a situation also raises the importance of perceived time and distance rather than actual time and distance. On the other hand there is a relationship between perceived complexity and perceived time and distance. Therefore this paper considers that how perceived complexity affects path choice through correlation with perceived time and distance. Due to importance of gender in considering the relationship between different factors and path choice, all considerations should be done respecting different genders. By finding the adequate context and using the observation and survey questionnaire it was found that perceived time is more important for men rather than women and perceived complexity is more important for women rather than men related to path choice behavior. Therefore it was found that perceived complexity through affecting perceived time has higher impacts for path choice of men rather than women this is while perceived complexity, itself is more important for women rather than its importance through the relationship with perceived time. Due to importance of sense of progression along the urban paths, the relationship between this factor and path choice was also considered. It was found that this factor is important for path choice of the people who want to reach to their destination.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: walking to reach the destination, path choice behavior, perceived distance, perceived time , perceived complexity
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:49
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:49
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/145

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