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.
ContentsPreface PART I MOBILITY AND TRAVEL PATTERNS1. The compact city: Conflict of interest between housing and mobility aims in the Netherlands Kees Maat2. 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 Wilmink3. The effects of parking pricing and supply on travel patterns to a major business district Yoram Shiftan4. Work-related travelling and telecommunications: Substitution, stimulation and complementarity Mervi Lehto and Veli Himanen5. Telecommuting/teleworking: A virtual commuting possibility - the cases of Belgium and Brussels Viviane Illegems, Alain Verbeke and Rosette S'Jegers6. Long-distance telephone calls, media endowment and contact network: An empirical studyRico Maggi and Alessandro CentoPART III TRAFFIC AND CONGESTION7. Infrastructure and congestion: Can rail save the road? Can public transport replace the car? Piet H.L. Bovy and Bert Van Wee8. Congestion in Europe: Measurements, patterns and policies Piet H.L. Bovy and Ilan Salomon9. Geographical classification of trips as a tool for policy assessment Jean-Pierre Orfeuil10. Stated preference and conjoint analysis: A comparison using mode-choice behaviour Kay W. Axhausen, Helmut Koell and Michael Bader11. Behavioural thresholds of commuters under congestion Eliahu Stern12. A conceptual model of the weekly household activity/travel scheduling process Sean T. Doherty, Eric J. Miller, Kay W. Axhausen and Tommy Garling13. Effects of office relocations to public transport nodal points on passenger mobility Bert Van Wee and Toon Van Der HoornIndex