Gender differences in the travel behaviour of adolescents and young adults in Denmark

This study explores longitudinal trends in the travel behaviour of adolescents and young adults in Denmark in terms of mode choice, kilometres travelled, travel time, number of trips, and driving license holding. The analysis explores gender differences in travel behaviour for four age groups: 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, and 30-34 year-olds. Data are obtained from the Danish National Travel Survey between the years 1995 and 2012. The results suggest that in Denmark, in cases that there is gender-related gap in transport behaviour, the gap progresses across age groups and is different for rural and urban areas. Regarding the number of trips and the proportion of trips by purpose, the gap is greater for the older age groups and is more pronounced in rural areas. Regarding the travel distance, the gap over time diminished more rapidly in rural than in urban areas, and currently the gap is significant only for the oldest age group in urban areas. Regarding the trip proportion by mode, the difference is more pronounced in rural areas, and it diminishes with the lifecycle progression.


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  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01530739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2014 12:55PM