Car-Oriented Mobility Culture from the Point of View of Polish Households’ Expenditures

  • Anna Urbanek
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


The paper discusses the preferences of Polish households as regards meeting transport needs. The reported studies have been conducted on the basis of analysis of households’ expenditures on transport, and in particular on the purchase and use of passenger cars, as well as expenses concerning transport services. The situation of Poland has been compared with the average for all EU member states, as well as with selected countries, from both the group of most developed countries from the so-called old EU15, and the countries that joined the EU together with Poland. Also, the price competitiveness of individual motorization has been analysed, against the urban public transport in Poland. The analysis and studies conducted allowed to answer whether a car-oriented mobility culture exists in Poland, whether Poland differs in that respect from other European countries, also what influence it has on the planned and executed transport policy in cities/towns.


Car-oriented mobility culture Public transport Private car Car ownership Households’ expenditures Poland Transport policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of TransportUniversity of Economics in KatowiceKatowicePoland

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