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

The influence of non-traffic variables on mode choice (SVI 2015/007)

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.


Kay W. Axhausen and B. Schmid


SVI Swiss Association of Transportation Engineers and Experts


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Project timeframe

07.2017 -​ 12.2021