By Piet H. L. Bovy , Jean-Pierre Orfeuil Ilan Salomon
A Billion journeys an afternoon: culture and Transition in ecu TravelPatterns involves twenty-four unique chapters built by means of a community of shipping execs in a coordinated demeanour. the 3 components of the ebook are: eu Mobility styles; Dimensions of eu Mobility, and nationwide views. Mobility in fourteen international locations is defined and ten chapters of research examine the foremost dimensions of go back and forth throughout Europe, that is noticeable as a laboratory for delivery regulations.
A Billion journeys an afternoon: culture and Transition in ecu TravelPatterns questions the distinctiveness of eu commute and shipping guidelines and demonstrates that, in lots of methods, Europe isn't like different constructed economies. in spite of the fact that, there are part dissimilarities inside Europe. The authors take a deep examine the underlying components which have an effect on go back and forth habit, with the target of supplying the required details for coverage making. The comparative chapters of half II supply an research according to nationwide views of the position of the time measurement trip; motor vehicle possession and use; commuting; public shipping; and foreign trip. additionally they assessment the shipping guidelines utilized in Europe, explaining why a few regulations paintings in a few areas, whereas failing in others.
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European integration, as weH as the development of leisure in affluent societies pleads for a deeper understanding of long distance travel behaviour. 4. AGGREGATE MOBILITY INDICATORS Mobility indicators defined for the whole population or for specific groups, convey Orfeuil & Salomon 37 some information about spatial and soeial interaction and about the quality of the transportation system. 1) and is used for a different purpose. The proportion of mobile persons: The proportion of people who leave home to do an aetivity elsewhere during the survey period (mobile persons) gives a first (and erude) indieation on the size of the market.
When analyzing past mobility patterns in European countries more deeply, it appears that the same mechanisms are at work but at strongly varying degrees. However, differences in mobility changes between countries can only partly be explained by this. Rather, it appears that similar developments in mobility are due to fairly different changes in background factors. We may expect that these processes will take place in the future as weIl. g. g. Spain). At the same time, in the northern countries, ageing most probably will keep mobility levels stable.
In this respect, the book is prospective in having included information from a diverse as possible set of European countries, ranging from EC-countries via EC-applicants to non-EC-countries. Salomon, Bovy & Orfeuil 9 3. SOME KEY FINDINGS Some readers may use this book as a reference. It provides empirica1 descriptions of travel patterns and supply under a wide range of national contexts. Others may be more interested in the relationships that are identified through the comparative perspective taken in Part 1 and in the synthesis chapters of Part II.