Publication
Title
Commuting, spatial mismatch, and transport demand management : the case of gateways
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Abstract
Ports and airports, which are often referred to as gateways, are spatial concentrations of jobs outside city centres. Their structure and location leads to distinctive commuting patterns and to spatial mismatch-related problems. An analysis of Belgian gateways reveals that car driving and carpooling are more popular than elsewhere and that several large employers successfully run a private bus service, which is rather exceptional in this country. Public transport, however, plays no significant role in the port areas under investigation. This paper lists several Transport Demand Management projects that aim to improve the accessibility of gateways, and analyses the mobility measures taken by employers. The discussion points to a number of dilemmas: the promotion of cycling when traffic conditions are dangerous, the limited environmental benefits of carpooling, and the success of private busses in areas characterised by an underinvestment in public transport.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Case studies on transport policy / WCTR Society. - Amsterdam, 2013, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2019
ISSN
2213-624X [print]
2213-6258 [online]
Volume/pages
7:2(2019), p. 489-496
ISI
000468374600034
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 07.01.2019
Last edited 16.09.2021
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