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Segmentation of the current levels of passenger mileage by car in the light of sustainability targets – The Swedish case

Hiselius, Lena Winslott LU and Rosqvist, Lena Smidfelt LU (2018) In Journal of Cleaner Production 182. p.331-337
Abstract

There is a clear need for debate about targeted policies to address individual behaviour and car mileage. In this study, the point of departure is that we need more knowledge regarding travel behaviour focusing on the needed reduction in car mileages. The study illustrates a series of travel behaviour analyses that can be applied in any other country striving for more detailed knowledge of the challenges ahead regarding reductions in car mileage. The focus is on passenger mileage by car in relation to the level of passenger mileage by car estimated by the Swedish Transport Administration for a sustainable transport system by 2050. Four distance categories are defined and used. The results indicate that on an average day, the... (More)

There is a clear need for debate about targeted policies to address individual behaviour and car mileage. In this study, the point of departure is that we need more knowledge regarding travel behaviour focusing on the needed reduction in car mileages. The study illustrates a series of travel behaviour analyses that can be applied in any other country striving for more detailed knowledge of the challenges ahead regarding reductions in car mileage. The focus is on passenger mileage by car in relation to the level of passenger mileage by car estimated by the Swedish Transport Administration for a sustainable transport system by 2050. Four distance categories are defined and used. The results indicate that on an average day, the overwhelming majority of total passenger mileage by car (>90%) is produced by a minority of the population (25%) and only approximately half of the population use a car on an average day. There are differences between rural and urban areas, but for the category of high passenger mileage by car, the difference is not remarkable.

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Climate goals, Passenger mileage by car, Sustainable transport, Travel behaviour
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Journal of Cleaner Production
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182
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7 pages
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Elsevier
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0959-6526
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10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.072
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>There is a clear need for debate about targeted policies to address individual behaviour and car mileage. In this study, the point of departure is that we need more knowledge regarding travel behaviour focusing on the needed reduction in car mileages. The study illustrates a series of travel behaviour analyses that can be applied in any other country striving for more detailed knowledge of the challenges ahead regarding reductions in car mileage. The focus is on passenger mileage by car in relation to the level of passenger mileage by car estimated by the Swedish Transport Administration for a sustainable transport system by 2050. Four distance categories are defined and used. The results indicate that on an average day, the overwhelming majority of total passenger mileage by car (&gt;90%) is produced by a minority of the population (25%) and only approximately half of the population use a car on an average day. There are differences between rural and urban areas, but for the category of high passenger mileage by car, the difference is not remarkable.</p>},
  author       = {Hiselius, Lena Winslott and Rosqvist, Lena Smidfelt},
  issn         = {0959-6526},
  keyword      = {Climate goals,Passenger mileage by car,Sustainable transport,Travel behaviour},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {05},
  pages        = {331--337},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Cleaner Production},
  title        = {Segmentation of the current levels of passenger mileage by car in the light of sustainability targets – The Swedish case},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.072},
  volume       = {182},
  year         = {2018},
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