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Chapter 13 Interrelationships of Internet Technologies and Transport Behaviour

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-64-7-3279

ISBN: 978-1-910158-64-7

Published: November 2016

Component type: chapter

Published in: Low Carbon Mobility Transitions

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-64-7-2847

Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have growing importance for transport systems. This is because their implications for transport behaviour are complex, including opportunities to find travel information, planning tools, to share transport modes, work at-a-distance, compare travel costs, or to communicate travel patterns. ICT has profoundly changed the ways in which transport systems are used and mobilities performed. This chapter discusses a wide range of interrelationships, as well as implications for transport mode choices and transport demand. Findings suggest that some ICT innovations support sustainable transport choices, while others raise new and significant barriers to more sustainable transport futures. This is illustrated on the basis of three examples, urban transport, competitive mobilities, and car cultures.

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  • Stefan Gossling, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden and Western Norway Research Institute, Sogndal, Norway (Author)

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Gossling, S. (2016) "Chapter 13 Interrelationships of Internet Technologies and Transport Behaviour" In: Hopkins, D. & Higham, J. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-64-7-3279

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