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

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Ashim Ratna Bajracharya, Sudha Shrestha



Kathmandu Metropolitan City; Travel Behavior; Socio-demographic factors; Work Trips, Public Transport



Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is the stage of rapid urbanization and its population is on the 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 trip has a dominant share and at present, people are dependent more on private vehicles, than public transport to go to their work places. This research investigates the travel behavior of employees, living in KMC and its relation to four main variables of socio-demographic background of an employee, i.e. age, gender and income group and household vehicle ownership. Data was collected by household questionnaire survey. Different descriptive analysis and inferential statistical analysis were carried out 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 the employees. Finally, based on the findings of the research, recommendations for urban transport policy were made, so as to increase the share of public transport for work trips.



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