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The determinants of mode of transport to work in the Greater Dublin Area

  • Commins, Nicola
  • Nolan, Anne

Rapid economic and demographic change in the Greater Dublin Area over the period 1996-2006, with associated increases in car dependence and congestion, has focused policy on encouraging more sustainable forms of travel. In this context, knowledge of current travel patterns and their determinants is crucial. Here we concentrate on travel for a specific journey purpose, namely the journey to work. Using data on the full population of working individuals from the 2006 Census of Population, we analyse the influence of travel and supply-side characteristics, as well as demographic and socio-economic characteristics on the choice of mode of transport to work in the Greater Dublin Area. The results indicate that household composition, public transport availability, journey time and work location are particularly significant in explaining the choice of mode of transport to work.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transport Policy.

Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 259-268

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Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:18:y:2011:i:1:p:259-268
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