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On the mobility policies of companies: What are the good practices? The Belgian case


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  • Van Malderen, Laurent
  • Jourquin, Bart
  • Thomas, Isabelle
  • Vanoutrive, Thomas
  • Verhetsel, Ann
  • Witlox, Frank


Companies play an important role in the mobility debate as they can be considered as the primary ‘creators’ of commuting traffic. In recent years, companies have developed a variety of initiatives to improve the mobility of their employees, although their visions and actions are often neglected in the research literature. This paper aims at identifying the good practice in mobility policies of workplaces located in Belgium. To achieve this objective, existing research and two large-scale Belgian surveys of commuting are analysed. First, workplaces are clustered in order to identify those where the alternative modes of transport which are promoted by the policy are popular among employees. Then, quantitative analyses are performed to find out what are the good practices of mobility policies.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transport Policy.

Volume (Year): 21 (2012)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 10-19

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Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:21:y:2012:i:c:p:10-19

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Keywords: Commuting; Employer transport plan; Sustainable commuting;

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  1. Habibian, Meeghat & Kermanshah, Mohammad, 2013. "Coping with congestion: Understanding the role of simultaneous transportation demand management policies on commuters," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 229-237.
  2. Laurent Van Malderen & Bart Jourquin & Isabelle Thomas, 2012. "Employers Transport Plans: Do They Change The Commuting Behaviour Of Workers?," ERSA conference papers ersa12p1048, European Regional Science Association.


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