Determinants of Car Dependence

This chapter looks at how car dependence varies in Scotland, a highly motorized country. An overview of the factors influencing car dependence and travel and transport choices more generally is developed. Car-dependent places, car-dependant trips and car-dependant persons are distinguished. It is shown that most motorists are already multi-modal transport users with prior experience of other modes. The prospects for modal shift from die-hard drivers, complacent car users, multicontented motorists and aspiring environmentalists are given along with the different policy pulls and pushes required to impact on their car use.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier.
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    Linacre House, Jordan Hill
    Oxford,   United Kingdom  OX2 8DP
  • Authors:
    • Stradling, Stephen G
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 187-204
  • Monograph Title: Threats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life: Problems, Causes, and Solutions

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  • Accession Number: 01076796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080448534
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2007 11:09AM