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Long-distance travel in tension with everyday mobility of urbanites – A classification of leisure travellers

Magdolen, Miriam ORCID iD icon; Behren, Sascha von; Chlond, Bastian; Vortisch, Peter


For understanding long-distance travel and its impact on the environment, the travel behaviour of people living in urban areas is of particular interest. Although urbanites tend to travel short distances in their everyday lives using environmentally friendly means of transport, studies indicate a different picture for their long-distance travel. Urbanites show a higher demand for long-distance as they travel more frequently and to more distant places, which in addition involves a higher demand for air travel. By using travel survey data from 893 people living in Berlin and Munich (Germany), we analyse the travel behaviour of urban people with a focus on leisure travel. The method is based on an integrated approach including everyday travel, norms and attitudes, socio-demographic characteristics as well as spatial aspects. By applying a latent class analysis, we identify four different leisure travel types among urbanites. The analysis of sociodemographic and psychographic character-istics as well as mode choice reveal distinct differences between the types. The leisure travel type ‘young travel- addicted urbanites’ is characterized by car-less people from highly dense urban areas. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2021.10.010
Zitationen: 12
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 01.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2214-367X
KITopen-ID: 1000140110
Erschienen in Travel behaviour and society
Verlag Elsevier
Band 26
Seiten 290–300
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 16.11.2021
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