© 1993

A Billion Trips a Day

Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns

  • Ilan Salomon
  • Piet Bovy
  • Jean-Pierre Orfeuil

Part of the Transportation Research, Economics and Policy book series (TRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. European Mobility Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ilan Salomon, Piet Bovy, Jean-Pierre Orfeuil
      Pages 3-12
    3. Jean-Pierre Orfeuil, Piet Bovy
      Pages 13-19
    4. Piet H. L. Bovy, Jean-Pierre Orfeuil, Dirk Zumkeller
      Pages 21-31
    5. J. P. Orfeuil, Ilan Salomon
      Pages 33-50
  3. Dimensions of European Mobility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Ilan Salomon, Mart Tacken
      Pages 53-74
    3. Wim Korver, Jeroen Klooster, Gijsbertus R. M. Jansen
      Pages 75-100
    4. Gijsbertus R. M. Jansen
      Pages 101-127
    5. Eliahu Stern, Terje Tretvik
      Pages 129-148
    6. Francoise Potier, Ali Turel, Jean-Pierre Orfeuil
      Pages 149-165
    7. Peter Jones, Piet Bovy, Jean-Pierre Orfeuil, Ilan Salomon
      Pages 167-187
  4. National Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van de Voorde
      Pages 211-225
    3. Lassi Hilska, Veli-Pekka Kallberg
      Pages 227-239
    4. Claus Heidemann, Uwe Kunert, Dirk Zumkeller
      Pages 257-274
    5. Kostas Petrakis
      Pages 275-289

About this book


A Billion Trips a Day: Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns consists of twenty-four original chapters developed by a network of transport professionals in a coordinated manner. The three parts of the book are: European Mobility Patterns; Dimensions of European Mobility, and National Perspectives. Mobility in fourteen countries is described and ten chapters of analysis compare the major dimensions of travel across Europe, which is seen as a laboratory for transport policies.
A Billion Trips a Day: Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns questions the uniqueness of European travel and transport policies and demonstrates that, in many ways, Europe is different from other developed economies. However, there are side dissimilarities within Europe. The authors take a deep look at the underlying factors which affect travel behavior, with the objective of providing the necessary information for policy making. The comparative chapters of Part II provide an analysis based on national perspectives of the role of the time dimension travel; automobile ownership and use; commuting; public transport; and international travel. They also review the transport policies applied in Europe, explaining why some policies work in some places, while failing in others.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ilan Salomon
    • 1
  • Piet Bovy
    • 2
  • Jean-Pierre Orfeuil
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Transportation and Traffic Research DepartmentMinistry of Transport and Public WorksThe Netherlands
  3. 3.INRETSFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Billion Trips a Day
  • Book Subtitle Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns
  • Editors I. Salomon
    P.H. Bovy
    J.P. Orfeuil
  • Series Title Transportation Research, Economics and Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2297-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4278-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8118-9
  • Series ISSN 1572-4387
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 461
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    Economic Policy
    Economic Growth
    Economic Geography
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