Social networks, social influence and activity-travel behaviour: a review of models and empirical evidence

Jinhee Kim, Soora Rasouli, Harry J. P Timmermans

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The study of social networks in activity-travel research has recently gained momentum because social activities and social influence were relatively poorly explained in activity-based models of travel demand. Over the last decade, many scholars have shown interest in identifying personal social networks that constitute an important source of explanation of activity-travel behaviour. This paper seeks to review two research streams: social networks and activity-travel behaviour, and social influence and travel decisions. We classify models, summarise empirical findings and discuss important issues that require further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-523
Number of pages25
JournalTransport Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 4


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation

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