FORECASTING INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES IN AN ERA OF CHANGE: WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR PERSONAL TRAVEL?


Senbil M.

METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, vol.26, no.2, pp.139-152, 2009 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.4305/metu.jfa.2009.2.8
  • Title of Journal : METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-152

Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are enjoying fast development which immediately translate into their market enhancements nowadays (1). ICT relaxes both space and time constraints while allowing instant information exchange. In terms of activity-based travel demand, ICT use might substitute, complement or modify individual activity-travel behavior at varying degrees. On the other hand, ICT network externalities complement the social network in positive directions. Overall, ICT use complements activity-travel demand by increasing the number of activity engagements. Besides, similar to the conventional telephone, ICT has been transforming the modern society and life in many ways as well.