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Letters to the editor: Issue 453 4 Oct 2006

Which comes first: the choice of destination or the choice of mode?

Miles Logie,Director,Minnerva Ltd,Welwyn Garden City,Hertfordshire AL7

This is a rather technical matter for debate within LTT but the recent guidance issued by the Department for Transport on Variable Demand Modelling (VDM) includes a change that may have greater ramifications than expected for a significant aspect of modelling and appraisal.

The matter concerns the hierarchical ordering of choices on destination and mode within modelling. Traditionally, destination has been considered first ("Where to go?") followed by mode ("How to get...

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