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Factors influencing modal split of commuting journeys in 34 medium-sized European cities

1st Person: Santos, Georgina
Additional Persons: von Brunn, Thomas
Type of Publication: Paper
Language: English
Published: European Regional Science Association (ERSA) 2011
Series: 51st Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "New Challenges for European Regions and Urban Areas in a Globalised World", 30 August - 3 September 2011, Barcelona, Spain
Online: https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/120172/1/ERSA2011_1019.pdf
Description: The paper attempts to identify factors that influence modal split for journeys to work in cities with populations of between 100 thousand and 500 thousand in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK. The sample consisted of 34 cities. The analysis revealed a significant negative correlation between modal shares of motorised modes and public transport. A negative correlation between motorised modes and non-motorised modes, albeit to a lesser degree, was also found. Public transport- and non-motorised mode share, however, were not correlated.

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