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Journal of Advanced Transportation
Volume 2018, Article ID 3296285, 8 pages
Research Article

Choice Behavior of the Elderly Regarding Street-Crossing Facility

MOE Key Laboratory for Urban Transportation Complex Systems Theory and Technology, School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Chong Wei; nc.ude.utjb@iewhc

Received 15 August 2017; Revised 23 November 2017; Accepted 14 December 2017; Published 4 January 2018

Academic Editor: Ángel Ibeas

Copyright © 2018 Chong Wei et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This study aims to understand the street-crossing-facility choice behavior of the elderly. The footbridges were classified into three types with different levels of convenience. On the other hand, the safety of the crosswalk was assumed to be highly related to the remaining time of pedestrian green light. An adaptive SP survey was designed to collect choice data from individuals aged 60 years or above, and a multilevel logistic model was developed to analyze the behavior data. The results indicated that convenience and safety exert significant influence on the facility choice behavior. The choice behavior of the elderly toward making trade-off decision between convenience and safety was further discussed through the multilevel logistic regression analyses.