What Makes People Change Their Preferences in Public Transportation – Opinions in Different User Groups
Mobility is a critical requirement for cities, but broadly accepted mobility concepts are difficult to realize. Environmental hazards, high costs, complex planning processes, affordability, accessibility and safety are crucial factors. Also, the demographic change in line with increasing individual transportation needs and mobility profiles aggravate a sustainable and topical planning of urban mobility. As the understanding of human needs is vital for the acceptance of novel mobility concepts, we explored pro- and contra-using motives for public transportation as well as aspects of conditional acceptance. Using an empirical approach, 580 persons answered a questionnaire in this regard. The results allow insights into opinions of age and gender related mobility needs in the public transport sector.
KeywordsPublic transport Mobility pattern Acceptance Pro-using arguments Contra-using arguments User diversity
This work was funded partly by the Excellence Initiative of the German State and Federal Government, partly by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Project Mobility Broker, reference number 01ME12136).
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