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City size and travel behaviour

Authors: Erik Bjørnson Lunke
Report nr: 1786/2020
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-2305-0
Language: Norwegian
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Urban structure and land use plays an important role in how daily travel is conducted in Norway. Which transport modes are used, how far we travel and how often we conduct a trip varies in different urban areas. However, the relationship between urban structure and travel behaviour is not the same in all of Norway. The findings in this report show that high densities have a stronger relationship with transport mode use in large cities than in smaller cities and towns. This can indicate that densification as a mean to reduce car use will be less efficient in smaller places. The analyses in this report also show that other factors influence people’s travel behaviour: Access to work places, the public transport service, and whether one conducts different chores, such as shopping and chauffeuring children.


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