Perceived versus Actual Waiting Time: A Case Study Among Cyclists in Enschede, the Netherlands

Tiago Fioreze*, Benjamin Groenewolt, Johan Koolwaaij, Karst Geurs

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    This article compares the perceived waiting time of cyclists at signalized intersections with their actual waiting time. We also examine the relationship between demographics (age and gender) and perceived waiting time. Data was collected from May 13 to May 19, 2019 (N = 238). Our analysis shows that cyclists considerably overestimate waiting time by a factor of five. Equally relevant, we observe that neither age nor gender influences perceived waiting time since no significant differences were found.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages7
    JournalTransport Findings
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2019



    • Smartphone application
    • Signalised intersection
    • Behavioral research
    • Gender
    • Age
    • Actual waiting time
    • Perceived waiting time

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