www.uhasselt.be
DSpace

Document Server@UHasselt >
Research >
Research publications >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/15410

Title: Limits to active transport substitution of short car trips
Authors: Beckx, Carolien
Broekx, Steven
Degraeuwe, Bart
Beusen, Bart
INT PANIS, Luc
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Citation: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, 22, p. 10-13
Abstract: This paper examines trip related factors that affect the potential of active transport modes. The paper reports on the results of a long-term travel survey where daily activity-car travel patterns were automatically monitored for a cohort of people. Analysis of the results demonstrates that 64% of all monitored car trips were shorter than 8 km and can thus theoretically be replaced by active transport modes. After taking into account trip related criteria that may hamper substitution of car trips by active forms of transport, only 9.5% of the monitored trips can still be walked or cycled. If all of these remaining trips were substituted by non-motorized modes, this would correspond to approximately 2% of the travelled distance and 3% of the fuel consumption. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Beckx, C (reprint author) Vlaamse Instelling Technol Onderzoek, Flemish Inst Technol Res, B-2400 Mol, Belgium. Hasselt Univ, Transportat Res Inst, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. carolien.beckx@vito.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/15410
DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2013.03.001
ISI #: 000320483500002
ISSN: 1361-9209
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
Appears in Collections: Research publications

Files in This Item:

Description SizeFormat
published version412.18 kBAdobe PDF

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.