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Title
What determines carpooling to workplaces in Belgium : location, organisation, or promotion
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Abstract
Home to work travel remains the prime focus of mobility management policies, in which the promotion of carpooling is one of the main strategies. Besides governments, employers are key players in this strive for a more sustainable commute. However, commuting research tends to focus on individual commuters and their place of residence, rather than on workplaces and company-induced measures. Therefore, this paper takes the workplace as research unit to analyse the popularity of carpooling in Belgium. After an exploratory (spatial) data analysis, we incorporate three groups of factors in a multilevel regression model which predicts the share of carpooling at large workplaces: location (accessibility), organisation (activity sector), and promotion (carpool-oriented mobility management measures). Higher levels of carpooling are found at less accessible locations, and in the activity sectors construction, manufacturing and transport. This analysis gives insight in the determinants of carpooling, and may thus contribute to the development of sustainable transport policies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of transport geography. - London
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
0966-6923
Volume/pages
22:1(2012), p. 77-86
ISI
000304792500009
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 06.01.2012
Last edited 10.08.2017
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