Motivations for walking, cycling and using public transport

Gerald Furian, Emil Drápela, Christian Brandstätter, Virpi Britschgi

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Abstract

This paper has its focus on the motivations and travelling styles of people who use mainly other means of transport than cars and motorcycles. The results present an overview on the variety of different reasons for walking, cycling or using public transport. The analysis is based on the data collected in face-to-face interviews in 19 European countries participating in SARTRE4 project. Further analyses were carried out based on socio-demographic variables and the context of living area. The younger the respondents, the more often they were motivated by financial and environmental reasons, whereas the older respondents were more often motivated by health and physical exercise. Men tended to choose financial reasons more often than women, whereas women were more often motivated by e.g. environmental reasons or fear of driving. Cluster analysis resulted in five types of road users that could be found in each country: 1. ‘public transport user’, 2. ‘pedestrian’, 3. ‘cyclist’, 4. ‘pedestrian + public transport user’ and 5. ‘active traveller’.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event25th ICTCT Workshop: Road safety in a globalised and more sustainable world - Hasselt, Belgium
Duration: 8 Nov 20129 Nov 2012
Conference number: 25
https://www.ictct.net/25-hasselt-2012/ (Conference presentations)

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Workshop25th ICTCT Workshop
CountryBelgium
CityHasselt
Period8/11/129/11/12
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Keywords

  • other road users
  • travel mode
  • mobility
  • motivations

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Furian, G., Drápela, E., Brandstätter, C., & Britschgi, V. (2012). Motivations for walking, cycling and using public transport. Paper presented at 25th ICTCT Workshop, Hasselt, Belgium.
Furian, Gerald ; Drápela, Emil ; Brandstätter, Christian ; Britschgi, Virpi. / Motivations for walking, cycling and using public transport. Paper presented at 25th ICTCT Workshop, Hasselt, Belgium.10 p.
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2012. Paper presented at 25th ICTCT Workshop, Hasselt, Belgium.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

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