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Investigating the Mode Switching Behavior from Different Non-Car Modes to Car: The Role of Life Course Events and Policy Opportunities

Li, W; Kamargianni, M; (2019) Investigating the Mode Switching Behavior from Different Non-Car Modes to Car: The Role of Life Course Events and Policy Opportunities. Transportation Research Record , 2673 (3) pp. 676-685. 10.1177/0361198119835526. Green open access

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Abstract

Life course events can lead to a habitual change of mode choice, which can sometimes be from non-car modes to the car, which is not a desirable outcome from a sustainable point of view. This research studied in depth the mode switching behavior from a range of non-car modes to the car, to identify opportunities for policy intervention to hold back such changes in habit toward car usage. Retrospective commute mode choice and various life course event data over four observation periods were collected. A mixed binary logit regression model was developed to study mode switching behavior from car to non-car modes, followed by the development of a set of “mirror models” (also mixed binary logit) that evaluated mode switches from non-car modes to the car. By observing their distinct reactions to life course events, it was found that users of different types of non-car modes display distinct mode switching behavior, especially in relation to getting married, having their first child and in response to different degrees of commute distance change. A thorough discussion on the policy implications of these findings is provided.

Type: Article
Title: Investigating the Mode Switching Behavior from Different Non-Car Modes to Car: The Role of Life Course Events and Policy Opportunities
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0361198119835526
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119835526
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070148
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