The influence of location, socioeconomics, and behaviour on travel-demand by car in metropolitan university campuses

Soria Lara, Julio Alberto and Marquet, Oriol and Miralles-Guasch, Carme (2017). The influence of location, socioeconomics, and behaviour on travel-demand by car in metropolitan university campuses. "Transportation Research Part D : Transport And Environment", v. 53 ; pp. 149-160. ISSN 1361-9209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2017.04.008.

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Title: The influence of location, socioeconomics, and behaviour on travel-demand by car in metropolitan university campuses
Author/s:
  • Soria Lara, Julio Alberto
  • Marquet, Oriol
  • Miralles-Guasch, Carme
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transportation Research Part D : Transport And Environment
Date: 21 April 2017
Volume: 53
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Sustainability, Metropolitan areas, Planning, Policy
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Metropolitan university campuses are unique places usually connected to cities and towns by motorised-transport infrastructures, originating an intense travel demand by car. This has triggered a growing concern about how policy action can be more effective to achieve sustainable mobility patterns. This paper aims to gain insight into how factors associated with what we term here as the "3Ss" approach (spatial location, socioeconomics and social behaviour) are influencing travel demand by car in the context of metropolitan university campuses. The daily mobility in the metropolitan Campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in Greater Barcelona, Spain, provides the empirical focus. The obtained results explained the multifactorial origin of travel demand by car in the case study. First, it was seen how the age of the university mobile population and their weekly attendance at the UAB Campus were key factors in understanding the choice of taking a car in daily mobility. Second, statistical correlations were seen between car-weekly-km travelled by the university mobile population and factors such as gender, age, daily stay at the UAB Campus, and distance to the UAB Campus. The study also provides Autonomous University of Barcelona an excellent platform to reflect upon the elaboration of integrated transport policy packages

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainCSO2016-74904-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedMovilidad cotidiana activa y saludable en entornos urbanos de proximidad. Enfoques multimetodológicos: tracking living labs, encuestas de movilidad y estudios cualitativos

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Item ID: 49942
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/49942/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:49942
DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2017.04.008
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920917303127
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Apr 2018 17:55
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2019 22:30
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