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The Gothenburg congestion charge scheme: A pre-post analysis of commuting behavior and travel satisfaction

Författare och institution:
David Andersson (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori, Chalmers & Mistra Urban Futures, Chalmers/GU); Jonas Nässén (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori, Chalmers & Mistra Urban Futures, Chalmers/GU)
Publicerad i:
Journal of Transport Geography, 52 s. 82-89
ISSN:
0966-6923
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The article uses the Gothenburg congestion charge scheme, implemented in 2013, as a case study to analyze the effects and perceptions of a policy instrument directly aimed to change the travel behavior of individuals. For the study, a survey was conducted including measures of commuting habits, attitudes (toward the congestion charge, the environment, automobility, and public transport), and satisfaction with travel, along with socio-demographic and geographical variables. The survey was distributed to a panel of 3500 car owners in the Gothenburg region before the implementation of the scheme, with a follow-up one year later. The analysis use group comparisons and a binary logistic regression analysis and results show that the difference in accessibility of different societal functions using private versus public transport affected the propensity to reduce car travel, whereas socio-demographic variables had a low statistical significance, with the exception of women who were twice as likely to reduce their car travel than men. All studied groups reported a more positive view of the scheme at follow-up, although this effect was more pronounced among those adapting their commuting behavior. In none of the studied groups did the implementation of the congestion charge scheme correlate with any significant change in satisfaction with travel.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Psykologi ->
Psykologi (exklusive tillämpad psykologi) ->
Miljöpsykologi
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Social och ekonomisk geografi
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Annan samhällsvetenskap ->
Tvärvetenskapliga studier
Nyckelord:
Behavioral change; Congestion charge; Satisfaction with travel; Urban transport
Chalmers styrkeområden:
Building Futures
Transport
Chalmers drivkrafter:
Hållbar utveckling
Postens nummer:
234448
Posten skapad:
2016-04-09 15:14
Posten ändrad:
2016-07-06 11:01

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