Residential location, workplace location and car driving in four Norwegian cities

This article looks at the impact of residential and workplace location, local-area density, and access to transit on travel behavior and mode choice in four Norwegian cities (Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger/Sandnes, and Trondheim). The cities themselves are analyzed examining size, structure, public transportation systems, and job densities at different distances from the city center. Travel survey data is used to investigate daily car driving distance, likelihood of travelling at least 90% of daily distance as a car driver, commuting distance, and commuting mode choice. Demographics and socioeconomic variables are also examined. In general the study found a strong connection between residential and workplace distance to the city center on overall driving distance and commuting distance. In addition local area density around residences and workplaces and transit accessibility at the residence both had a clear effect on the choice of car as travel mode. The article further examines travel behavior in each city and discusses similarities and differences across the four cities.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 2036-2057
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  • Accession Number: 01716103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 2019 2:42PM