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      Analyzing the Effect of Fuel Prices Increase on Travel Behavior

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      International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK)

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          Abstract

          Saudi Arabia has increased the prices of fuel in January 2018. The increase was unprecedented and range from 82% to 126 %.Travel behavior patterns and socio-economic characteristics are unique in Saudi Arabia. High car dependency is notable in all main Saudi cities.  This study attempts to analyze the effect of fuel prices increase on travel behavior change in the city of Jeddah, second largest city in Saudi Arbia. A household survey was conducted to collect travel patterns of Jeddah city population, before and after the increase of the fuel prices. Results indicate a significant effect of fuel prices increase on travel behavior in Jeddah. Further studies to explore other effects of fuel prices increase on travel behavior  in Jeddah are important in both short run and long run.

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          Journal
          Resourceedings
          Resourceedings
          International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK)
          2537-074X
          2537-0731
          February 25 2019
          February 25 2019
          : 2
          : 1
          : 77-86
          Article
          10.21625/resourceedings.v2i1.453
          1e7496c2-015d-4fcf-a32c-ec3957e97283
          © 2019

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          Engineering,Civil engineering,Architecture,Environmental engineering,Renewable energy

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