What Makes People Change Their Preferences in Public Transportation – Opinions in Different User Groups
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- Ziefle M., Wilkowska W. (2015) What Makes People Change Their Preferences in Public Transportation – Opinions in Different User Groups. In: Giaffreda R., Cagáňová D., Li Y., Riggio R., Voisard A. (eds) Internet of Things. IoT Infrastructures. IoT360 2014. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 151. Springer, Cham
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.