Quantifying the effects of childhood and previous residential experiences on the use of public transport

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Journal Article

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place - australasia, policy - sustainable, ridership - attitudes, ridership - behaviour, ridership - perceptions, land use - impacts, land use - planning, land use - urban density


Attitudes, Built environment, Children, Mobility, Neighborhoods, Public transit, Residential location, Social factors, Travel behavior


Public transport (PT) is at the heart of sustainable transport policies, particularly for urban areas. Planning for PT requires a detailed understanding of individual travel behaviour – not only on aggregate but also at the individual level. This goes together with urban planning policies of increasing density, diversity or land use mixing, proximity and better accessibility. After all, numerous studies have indicated that the built environment of people's residential neighbourhood has an important impact on their travel behaviour.


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