Attitudes to Time and Transport Use in Brussels

The article reviews a project titled "New Temporalities and Transport Mode Organization' conducted as part of the Brussels Region's "Prospective Research for Brussels' program. It was conducted through semi-directive interviews that met the saturation criterion. Analysis of these interviews allowed five types of attitudes to time in everyday life to be identified among social actors, which are linked to spatial perception types.These typologies, spatial and temporal, enable an understanding of various forms of transport mode use and, as a result, expectations specific to each type vis-a-vis public transport. mobility analysts all stress the importance of the time dimension in understanding the mobility logic. Although the time aspect clearly comes into play when people consult a timetable or calculate a journey as they make a modal choice, there is less analysis of its importance, however, when it comes to how people plan activity chains or fit transport into their daily activities.


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  • Accession Number: 01010743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2005 2:53PM