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Travel Behaviour

Spatial Patterns, Congestion and Modelling Edited by Eliahu Stern, Professor of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Ilan Salomon, Professor of Geography and Transport Planning, Department of Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Piet H.L. Bovy, former Professor of Transport Planning, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Travel Behaviour is a challenging and original volume, adding to the growing literature focusing on understanding transportation systems. The book capitalises on actual scientific and applied developments in Europe, the importance of EC policies and the resultant trend in studying differences between North American and European research.

Extent: 320 pp
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Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 707 5
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Travel Behaviour is a challenging and original volume, adding to the growing literature focusing on understanding transportation systems. The book capitalises on actual scientific and applied developments in Europe, the importance of EC policies and the resultant trend in studying differences between North American and European research.

The authors present non-traditional approaches to four pertinent topics in the field of travel behaviour: mobility and travel, telecommunication and travel, traffic congestion and modelling travel behavioural responses. In contrast to many orthodox studies that propose congestion relief solutions, Travel Behaviour suggests that a certain amount of congestion is good for transportation systems.

This unique volume is aimed at a wide variety of complementary disciplines from transportation professionals, to policymakers, transport economists, urban and regional planners, geographers and behavioural scientists.
‘The book provides an insightful glimpse into the interdisciplinary research area on travel behavior. . . The many descriptions of current policy make this book particularly interesting for policymakers dealing with travel behavior in a more practical way.’
– Arianne de Blaeij, The Economic Journal
Contributors: K.W. Axhausen, M. Bader, P.H.L. Bovy, A. Cento, S.T. Doherty, T. Gärling, H. Hilbers, V. Himanen, V. Illegems, G.R.M. Jansen, H. Köll, M. Lehto, K. Maat, R. Maggi, E.J. Miller, J.-P. Orfeuil, I. Salomon, Y. Shiftan, R. S’Jegers, E. Stern, T. Van Der Hoorn, B. Van Wee, A. Verbeke, I. Wilmink
Contents

Preface

PART I MOBILITY AND TRAVEL PATTERNS
1. The compact city: Conflict of interest between housing and mobility aims in the Netherlands
Kees Maat

2. Transport networks and mobility: A comparison analysis of the Randstad, the Rhine–Ruhr area and the Antwerp–Brussels–Ghent region
Gysbertus R.M. Jansen, Hans Hilbers and Isabel Wilmink

3. The effects of parking pricing and supply on travel patterns to a major business district
Yoram Shiftan

PART II TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND TRAVEL
4. Work-related travelling and telecommunications: Substitution, stimulation and complementarity
Mervi Lehto and Veli Himanen

5. Telecommuting/teleworking: A virtual commuting possibility – the cases of Belgium and Brussels
Viviane Illegems, Alain Verbeke and Rosette S’Jegers

6. Long-distance telephone calls, media endowment and contact network: An empirical study
Rico Maggi and Alessandro Cento

PART III TRAFFIC AND CONGESTION
7. Infrastructure and congestion: Can rail save the road? Can public transport replace the car?
Piet H.L. Bovy and Bert Van Wee

8. Congestion in Europe: Measurements, patterns and policies
Piet H.L. Bovy and Ilan Salomon

9. Geographical classification of trips as a tool for policy assessment
Jean-Pierre Orfeuil

PART IV MODELLING BEHAVIOURAL RESPONSES
10. Stated preference and conjoint analysis: A comparison using mode-choice behaviour
Kay W. Axhausen, Helmut Köll and Michael Bader

11. Behavioural thresholds of commuters under congestion
Eliahu Stern

12. A conceptual model of the weekly household activity/travel scheduling process
Sean T. Doherty, Eric J. Miller, Kay W. Axhausen and Tommy Gärling

13. Effects of office relocations to public transport nodal points on passenger mobility
Bert Van Wee and Toon Van Der Hoorn

Index