Living near a railway station: a well-reasoned choice for inhabitants?

In France, the enhancement of the railway transport system is at the heart of land use planning policies. Policymakers consider that an urbanization policy centered both on and around the railway network may incite people who live near a railway station to take the train more often. However, does the average man hold the same reasoning as policymakers? Based on a sociological survey carried out in a peri-urban town of the urban area of Lille, this paper examines the links between individuals and their local railway station. At first, it is based on a qualitative analysis of the railway station factor into the residential choice made by the respondents. Then, it focuses on the issues of mobility behaviors of people who live near a rail station by comparing the use of regional railway services with the importance of the station criterion.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01530736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2014 12:54PM