Living in Car-reduced and Car-free Residential Areas: A Promising Approach to Create Liveable Neighbourhoods and to Foster the Choice of Sustainable Means of Transport

Nearly 90 percent of all trips in Germany start or end at home and therefore home is one of the most important sources for traffic. Accessibility of different modes of transport at the place of residence is one of the determining criteria for the (daily) choice of the means of transport. In the suburban area public transport is significantly more often chosen, if there is an easily accessible and connection to a railway system. However, according to a German survey, the percentage who choose public transport is comparatively low, even in areas having a good level of service. In order to influence mobility behavior and to promote the use of sustainable means of transport successfully, an advanced approach is necessary that considers the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport on the one hand and reducing motorized transport on the other hand. Moreover good conditions for short trips have to be maintained as well as created. Proximity to local retail facilities and other utilities for daily needs is essential.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Bibliography; References;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: European Transport Conference, 2009 Proceedings

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  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2011 7:45AM