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A Survey Of Mobility Behaviour As An Example Of Research Into The Demand For Urban Transport In Some Polish Cities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT090101

Volume

107

Pages

12

Page Range

93 - 104

Published

2009

Size

325 kb

Author(s)

K. Hebel

Abstract

The scope of research into the demand for urban transport includes a survey of mobility behaviour. Its value is that it refers to both, the effective and the potential demand. This is why mobility behaviour is surveyed in public transport vehicles, at stops and stations, in selected sites in the city (during a comprehensive traffic study) and at the respondent’s home. Following the mobility behaviour survey, it is possible to define the modal split, the urban mobility of inhabitants and the destinations of their journeys, as well as the reasons why they choose public transport or the car for urban trips. The article presents the results of mobility behaviour surveys concerning the effective demand in some of Polish towns and cities between 2000 and 2008, and mobility behaviour surveys of the inhabitants of Warsaw and Gdynia, covering also the possible demand. Keywords: urban transport, mobility survey, mobility behaviour.

Keywords

urban transport, mobility survey, mobility behaviour