Title

Stated reasons for reducing work-commute by car

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2008

Subject Area

planning - surveys, ridership - commuting, ridership - commuting, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Work trips, Transit, Sweden, Surveys, Public transit, Modal shift, Mass transit, Local transit, Journey to work, Commuting, Commuters, Behavior modification, Automobile use, Automobile usage, Automobile travel

Abstract

A survey is reported that requested work-commuters by car to state reasons that would make them reduce car use for the work commute. All participants (n = 1218) were employed by companies located in the center of a medium-size Swedish city (pop. 82,000). Among 76% of the car users (n = 602) who stated any reasons, the most frequent were improved public transport and work from home some days. Shorter travel times, an increased frequency of service and lower fares were the most frequent reasons for increasing public transport use.

Comments

Transportation Research Part F Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13698478