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Individual and geographic variations in the propensity to travel by active modes in Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain
Year:2019

Research Areas
  • Engineering

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Abstract
The transportation impacts of an increasingly urban population have led planners and policy makers to consider ways to encourage the use of active travel in urban areas. Active travel is attractive from a planning perspective because its environmental impact is considerably lower than the alternatives, and in addition is known to have a number of population health and social bene?ts. Not surprisingly, there has been a growth in interest in the factors associated with the use of active modes of transportation. The objective of this study is to investigate the individual (demographic and socio-economic) and contextual (geography and land use type) factors that cor-relate with the propensity to travel by active modes in Vitoria-Gasteiz. This is a medium sized city in the north of Spain, and a case study that has hitherto not been reported. Data obtained from a household travel survey (HTS) conducted in 2014 allow us to estimate a multinomial logit model of the propensity to travel by di?erent modes of transportation. Furthermore, since the data are geocoded, we can estimate a model with spatially-varying coe?cients to assess the geographical variations in the probability to use active modes. The results of the study provide valuable information concerning di?erences in active travel by gender and age, including signi?cant and quite substantial variations by location. In addition, the e?ect of di?erent urban fabrics indicates the relevance of density and mix of uses for active travel. In this way, the present research helps to increase our global knowledge-base regarding active travel in a medium-sized city.
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JCR
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Title
Journal of Transport Geography
ISBN
0966-6923
Impact factor JCR
3,834
Impact info
Volume
76
10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.03.005
Journal number
From page
103
To page
113
Month
SIN MES
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental