Greyhound Busse bei Gorge Inn, 1952 (CC BY 2.0 by Seattle Municipal Archives via flickr)

Prof. Dr. Kay W. Axhausen | Traffic and Transport Planning

Substitute Behaviour of Rail and Bus Passengers Travelling Long Distances (+50km) in Switzerland

In transportation planning and policy, the effects of non-traffic variables – namely, any qualitative and cognitive-emotional characteristics of households and individuals that cannot be measured directly – on the choice of traffic modes, have hardly been considered so far. If the non-traffic variables were better known in practical applications though, more targeted and more efficient measures (e.g. behavioural interventions) to promote the use of eco-friendly means of transport could be designed with a view to a sustainable transport policy.


Prof. K.W. Axhausen, T. Schatzmann and Dr. R. Tanner


SBB Swiss Federal Railways

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