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A Delicate Balance: Mobility and Access Needs, Expectations and Costs

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  • David Metz

    (University College London)

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Mobility has been central to economic development and social progress in the modern era. There is emerging evidence, however, that personal daily travel has recently ceased to grow in developed economies. The historic increase in mobility served to enlarge access to desired destinations and allowed more choice of jobs, homes, shops schools etc within acceptable travel times. Access and choice increase in proportion to the square of the speed, whereas choice of any given kind of destination is characterised by declining marginal utility. Accordingly, saturation of daily travel demand is to be expected and is a likely explanation for the observed cessation of per capita growth of personal travel.

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  • David Metz, 2011. "A Delicate Balance: Mobility and Access Needs, Expectations and Costs," International Transport Forum Discussion Papers 2011/7, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:itfaab:2011/7-en
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    1. Metz, David, 2012. "Demographic determinants of daily travel demand," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 21(C), pages 20-25.

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