2017 Volume 12 Pages 1058-1075
To raise the sustainability transportation of a city, it is important to understand the influence of modern housing development, which is increasing its number behalf of economic growth, towards motorization; and frame an urban development policy. This paper empirically investigates how moving into modern housing in suburban areas will affect the residents' motorcycle and automobile ownership and their travel behavior in Hanoi. Also the characteristics of households who own and use automobiles was found to presume automobile ownership in the near future. The result indicates that automobiles increased because of the provided parking lot in the development site. It is also found that the socio-economic factor of the household surely influences automobile ownership, which means that increasing number of automobile could be estimated. With the above results, it is concluded that modern housing is accelerating motorization by removing environmental constraint and creating an automobile-friendly environment.