Future of urban transport - The effect of public transport investment on car ownership
All authors:
Hass-Klau, C.
Publication year: 2007
Published in:
VREF, Smaller Project 2004-60
Research theme: Public Transport
car ownership, public transport investments, relationship, Paris, London
Final Report
The main question addressed by this research was what effect do new public transport investments have on car ownership. The project compared car ownership levels in areas close to good public transport facilities with car ownership in control areas in 17 cities and in five countries, in each case informed, as far as possible, by; characteristics and history of the areas; differences in household size; income or socio-economic status; housing type; public transport mode i.e. train,metro, tram and bus; other transport and planning policies in force; and the period of time over which adaptation has occurred.
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