Title
The modal split of cities : a workplace-based mixed modelling perspective The modal split of cities : a workplace-based mixed modelling perspective
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie / Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap; Royal Dutch Geographical Society. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
106(2015) :5 , p. 503-520
ISSN
0040-747X
ISI
000368331100001
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E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Many transport planners and policy-makers compare cities on the basis of travel behaviour or transport system characteristics. These comparisons are then used to promote cities as cycling capitals or public transport paradises. However, data-related and methodological issues make comparisons across cities difficult. This paper presents an alternative to the dominant atomistic-residential perspective which takes a random sample of residents in a city as input. We conceptualise cities as concentrations of workplaces and compare the commuting behaviour of employees active in a selection of sectors. This paper presents a new indicator to measure the modal split of cities and explains the level of car use in Belgian cities using mixed models. The presence of a railway station is associated with lower levels of car use, while highway access increases the share of the car. The car is also less popular in city centres, subcentres and in more dense urban areas.
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