TIME PIONEERS AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE VIABILITY OF 'SLOW MOTION'

This paper positions time in the center of spatial economic analysis with a particular view on travel speed in transport behavior. The issue of 'slow motion' is at present very timely and has fed to a new concept in transport analysis--'time pioneer.' Such a person is prepared to give up part of his scarce time for other, as yet unknown purposes. This attitude might generate 'slow motion' behavior. The paper aims to critically review the concept of a time pioneer from a broad perspective on the socioeconomic meaning of time in our globalizing society. The viability of time pioneering behavior is next empirically tested by means of an extensive survey among travelers in the Netherlands. A new modeling experiment, rough set analysis, is carried out in order to deal with empirical survey data in a small sample context. On the basis of the empirical results, it is concluded that, while 'slow motion is seemingly an appealing sociopsychological travel mode, the share of time pioneers among actual travelers is rather low.

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  • Authors:
    • Nukamp, P
    • Baaijens, S
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 237-263
  • Serial:
    • Growth and Change
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Blackwell Scientific Publications Limited
    • ISSN: 0017-4815

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  • Accession Number: 00789469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2000 12:00AM