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Social Network Approach to Analyze Stability and Variability of Travel Decisions

Puhe, Maike ORCID iD icon 1; Schippl, Jens 1; Fleischer, Torsten 1; Vortisch, Peter 2
1 Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Large-scale changes are expected for urban mobility systems, triggered by digitalization and various other factors such as climate concerns or urbanization. For researchers and planners, it is therefore becoming increasingly important to understand the determinants of variability and stability of travel decisions. The motivation for the study is that, in transportation research and modeling frameworks, travel choices usually derive from individual traits and accessibility variables. What is underrepresented by such an approach is that decisions are also socially embedded. The authors postulate that mobility patterns are strongly interwoven with the way people configure their social networks. The paper introduces and discusses an empirical approach to investigate the social embeddedness of mobility decisions. The basic premise of the approach is that social network configurations provide an important setting for daily life in general and individual travel decisions in particular. Analysis is based on a three-phase interview study, conducted in Karlsruhe, Germany. The analytical approach reveals that a substantial part of travel is only loosely coupled to generalized costs of transport. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000131213
Veröffentlicht am 07.04.2021
DOI: 10.1177/03611981211002200
Zitationen: 1
Zitationen: 1
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 09.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0361-1981, 2169-4052
KITopen-ID: 1000131213
HGF-Programm 46.24.01 (POF IV, LK 01) Applied TA: Digitalizat. & Automat. Socio-Technical Change
Erschienen in Transportation research record
Verlag SAGE Publications
Band 2675
Heft 9
Seiten 398-407
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 03.04.2021
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