Exploring the transport mode choice of University students in Jakarta: A case study of Universitas Trisakti

  • Martina Cecilia Adriana Urban and Regional Planning Program Study, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Rahel Situmorang Urban and Regional Planning Program Study, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3890-9300
  • Bregas Jiwandono Aji Urban and Regional Planning Program Study, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia
Keywords: mode choice, university students, Logit Model, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta


It is difficult to capture the unique and complex travel behaviour of students due to differences in demographics and locations. Students’ trips contribute to Jakarta’s traffic, yet it is an area that has been rarely explored. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the transport mode choice and factors affecting the travel behaviour of Universitas Trisakti students. The results show that despite living in Jakarta, a motorcycle and car-dominated city, they prefer to use sustainable transport. Public transport is the most common mode, followed by motorcycles, walking, cars, and ride-hailing, but not cycling, unlike their peers in other Indonesian cities. Students with more vehicles in their families and with licenses tend to use motorcycles and cars to go to campus. Moreover, student allowances are found to have a positive and significant influence on walking and ride-hailing choices. In terms of motorcycle use, male students are more likely to use them than female students. Travel distance and travel time also affect the choices of walking, motorcycles, and ride-hailing, whereby the longer the distance and travel time, the less likely students are to choose those transport modes over public transport. In addition, a positive regression is found between transport expenses and the choice of cars or ride-hailing. In conclusion, policies and infrastructure, such as parking fees and bicycle lanes, as well as better public transport and walking facilities, are needed to ease traffic and create a better campus environment.


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