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Long-Distance Travel as an Extension of Everyday Life: Understanding Distinct Traveler Types

Magdolen, Miriam; Bönisch, Lisa; Chlond, Bastian; Vortisch, Peter

Abstract (englisch):
With the growing relevance of long-distance travel and the resulting climate impacts, the understanding of long-distance travel next to everyday travel becomes relevant. In particular in urban areas, people often compensate short distances and the use of environmentally friendly means of transport in everyday life with a higher amount of long-distance travel. The question arises how to characterize the behavior of urban people considering both everyday and long-distance travel behavior. Of interest is, whether there are discrepancies or similarities between the both kinds of travel, especially regarding mode choice. The demand for a car may not only result from daily mobility needs but from the extension of everyday life with long-distance travel. With the authors' paper, the authors present a typology of distinct travel types, that considers characteristics of everyday travel and long-distance travel as well as attitudes. By using data from a survey in Munich (Germany), the authors analyzed the relevance of long-distance journeys with short durations, such as weekend trips, as an extension of everyday life. For the segmentation, characteristics of everyday travel, long-distance travel and attitudes towards the car and public transit were simultaneously included in a cluster analysis. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000131002
Erschienen in 100th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 05 - 29, 2021
Veranstaltung 100th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board (TRB 2021), Online, 05.01.2021 – 29.01.2021
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