publication . Other literature type . Research . 2005 . Embargo end date: 01 Nov 2005

The diversity of travel behaviour: Motives and social interactions in leisure time activities

Stauffacher, Michael; id_orcid0000-0001-9724-6741; Schlich, Robert; Axhausen, Kay W.; id_orcid0000-0003-3331-1318; Scholz, Roland W.;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2005
  • Publisher: ETH Zurich
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Influencing travel behaviour towards a more sustainable form has long been the subject of lively discussion. Whilst some claim that urban form can influence mobility patterns, others stress personal characteristics. Still, psychological factors like personal need and motives (e.g., social interaction, recreation, variety seeking and curiosity) are also relevant, especially for the highly individualistic behaviour of leisure travel, but have been largely neglected in travel behaviour studies. In two longitudinal diary studies of two- and twelve-weeks duration in Switzerland, one in the city of Basel, the second in the agglomeration of Zürich, we investigated the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: TOURIST TRAFFIC + LEISURE TRAVEL (TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC); Travel demand; TRAVELLER BEHAVIOUR (TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC); Activity; REISEVERKEHR (VERKEHR UND TRANSPORT); Leisure time; Travel diary; VERKEHRSVERHALTEN DER BEVÖLKERUNG (VERKEHR UND TRANSPORT); Need; RECREATIONAL TRAFFIC + LEISURE TRAFFIC (TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC); Motive; FREIZEITVERKEHR (VERKEHR UND TRANSPORT), TOURIST TRAFFIC + LEISURE TRAVEL (TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC), Travel demand, TRAVELLER BEHAVIOUR (TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC), Activity, REISEVERKEHR (VERKEHR UND TRANSPORT), Leisure time, Travel diary, VERKEHRSVERHALTEN DER BEVÖLKERUNG (VERKEHR UND TRANSPORT), Need, RECREATIONAL TRAFFIC + LEISURE TRAFFIC (TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC), Motive, FREIZEITVERKEHR (VERKEHR UND TRANSPORT), info:eu-repo/classification/ddc/624, info:eu-repo/classification/ddc/380, Civil engineering, Commerce, communications, transport, ddc:624, ddc:380
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