"I HAVE CHILDREN AND THUS I DRIVE": PERCEPTIONS AND MOTIVATIONS OF MODAL CHOICE AMONG SUBURBAN COMMUTING MOTHER

Monika Wiktoria Maciejewska, Carme Miralles-Guasch

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to understand the modal choice of mothers who commute to a suburban destination. The analysis, takes into account trips related to all daily activities they are engaged in, and not just the commuting. However, the fact of having an intermunicipal trip to work is crucial since it conditions other travels. Using 15 in-depth interviews, we focus on feelings, perceptions and beliefs expressed by the respondents about their regular modal choice and the existing transportation alternatives. All participants commute to a suburban activity node in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region (Spain). Understanding the experience of this particular population segment may be useful to policymakers in creating effective programs and policies aimed at replacing car usage with more sustainable modes of transport.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-74
Number of pages20
JournalFinisterra (Lisboa. 1966)
Volume54
Issue number110
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2019

Keywords

  • modal choice
  • women
  • determinants
  • mobility behavior
  • qualitative
  • Barcelona metropolitan region

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