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Teleworking in the Netherlands: an evaluation of changes in travel behaviour

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This article describes the first experiment on “teleworking” in the Netherlands, and presents the results of an analysis of the impact of “teleworking” on the travel behaviour of the participants in the experiment and their household members. It was concluded that teleworking has resulted in a significant decrease in the total number of trips by teleworkers (−17%). Peak-hour traffic by car has been reduced even more (−26%). An unexpected result was that the household members of the teleworkers also appeared to travel less than before the experiment.

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Hamer, R., Kroes, E. & Van Ooststroom, H. Teleworking in the Netherlands: an evaluation of changes in travel behaviour. Transportation 18, 365–382 (1991).

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