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Mobility Styles and Car Ownership - Potentials for a Sustainable Urban Transport

Magdolen, Miriam; Behren, Sascha von; Burger, Lukas; Chlond, Bastian

Abstract (englisch):
Decision-makers in cities worldwide have the responsibility to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in urban transport. Therefore, effective measures and policies that allow for a change in people’s mobility towards sustainable mobility must be derived. To understand how different people respond to measures and policies, and to increase the effectiveness of such policies, individual mobility needs and mobility determinants have to be considered. For this, the definition of individual mobility styles as holistic descriptions considering travel behavior, attitudes, as well as life stages is useful. This study presents a segmentation approach that identifies eight urban mobility styles by using data from a multidimensional survey conducted in Berlin and San Francisco. We applied a cluster analysis with both behavioral and attitudinal characteristics as segmentation criteria. By analyzing the characteristics, we identified a mobility style—the Environmentally Oriented Multimodals—that is environmentally oriented, but not yet all people in this cluster are sustainable in their mobility. Thus, they are the group with the highest potential to accept and use sustainable mobility. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000130427
Veröffentlicht am 10.03.2021
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.3390/su13052968
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2071-1050
KITopen-ID: 1000130427
Erschienen in Sustainability
Verlag MDPI
Band 13
Heft 5
Seiten Article: 2968
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Transport Sustainability
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 09.03.2021
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