Role and Acquisition of Car-Use Habit

It has been assumed that car-use habits make people automatically choose to use the car instead of alternative travel modes such as public transport, bicycle, or walking. Consistency between intention and behavior is thus reduced in travel mode choice. In this chapter we assume that car-use habits reflect script-based choice. Based on this assumption, the chapter will describe a method for measuring the strength of car-use habit. Further, the chapter will discuss how a car-use habit is acquired, its impact on travel mode choice, and how to break it.

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


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 235-250
  • Monograph Title: Threats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life: Problems, Causes, and Solutions

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  • Accession Number: 01076793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080448534
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2007 11:16AM