Instrumental Motives for Private Car Use

This chapter focuses on instrumental motives for car use. These motives are related to the perception of the car as a fast, convenient, and affordable tool for urban travel. It is in general viewed as superior to alternative modes for reaching destinations where everday activities such as work, maintenance, and leisure can be carried out. An analysis of the role of instrumental motives to other internal and external motivating factors is presented. That instrumental motives may counteract car use reduction is emphasized.

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


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 205-217
  • Monograph Title: Threats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life: Problems, Causes, and Solutions

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  • Accession Number: 01076825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080448534
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2007 11:11AM