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A Billion Trips a Day : Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns - Ilan Salomon

A Billion Trips a Day

Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns

By: Ilan Salomon (Editor), Piet H. L. Bovy (Editor), Jean-Pierre Orfeuil (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1993
ISBN: 9780792322979
Number Of Pages: 461

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A Billion Trips a Day: Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns consists of twenty-four original chapters developed by a network of transport professionals in a coordinated manner. The three parts of the book are: European Mobility Patterns; Dimensions of European Mobility, and National Perspectives. Mobility in fourteen countries is described and ten chapters of analysis compare the major dimensions of travel across Europe, which is seen as a laboratory for transport policies.
A Billion Trips a Day: Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns questions the uniqueness of European travel and transport policies and demonstrates that, in many ways, Europe is different from other developed economies. However, there are side dissimilarities within Europe. The authors take a deep look at the underlying factors which affect travel behavior, with the objective of providing the necessary information for policy making. The comparative chapters of Part II provide an analysis based on national perspectives of the role of the time dimension travel; automobile ownership and use; commuting; public transport; and international travel. They also review the transport policies applied in Europe, explaining why some policies work in some places, while failing in others.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
European Mobility Patternsp. 1
Introduction: Can a Billion Trips be Reduced to a Few Patterns?p. 3
European Mobility is Different: A Global Perspectivep. 13
Europe: A Heterogenous 'Single Market'p. 21
Travel Patterns of the Europeans in Everyday Lifep. 33
Dimensions of European Mobilityp. 51
Taming the Peak: Time and Timing as Travel Moderatorsp. 53
Car: Increasing Ownership and Decreasing Use?p. 75
Commuting: Home Sprawl, Job Sprawl and Traffic Jamsp. 101
Public Transport in Europe: Requiem or Revival?p. 129
Travelling Across Europe: Going for Pleasure and Profitp. 149
Transport Policy: The European Laboratoryp. 167
National Perspectivesp. 189
Austria: Something is happening between East and Westp. 191
Belgium: Mobility at the Political Heart of Europep. 211
Finland: Mobility on Top of Europep. 227
France: A Centralized Country in between Regional and European Developmentp. 241
Germany: A Review at the Verge of a New Erap. 257
Greece: Growing Slow, Travelling Fastp. 275
Israel: Transport in a Small Turbulent "Island-State"p. 291
Italy: A (Motorway) Bridge to the Southp. 313
The Netherlands: Ground Transport Below Sea-Levelp. 329
Norway: Crossing Fjords and Mountainsp. 349
Sweden: Moving towards a Safer Environmentp. 367
Switzerland: Neutrality at the Center of Europep. 385
Turkey: Coping with High Transit Demands through Entrepreneurshipp. 403
United Kingdom: Deregulated Transport in an Over-regulated Continentp. 421
Referencesp. 437
Appendix A: Currency exchange rates table (31.12, 1988)p. 448
Appendix B: Purchasing power parities (1989)p. 449
Indexp. 451
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ISBN: 9780792322979
ISBN-10: 0792322975
Series: Synthese Library (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 461
Published: 31st July 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.86