The suburban location of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) campus means that 94.2% of the university community uses motorized transport in their daily travel to their place of study or work. As these trips share the same purpose and a single destination, the influence of gender and age on the use of different modes of transport – especially between public and private transport – can be analyzed in an easier way. This article examines the distribution of and the main reasons for choosing a given mode of transport to the UAB campus. Significant differences were found between students and workers (i.e., teachers and administrators) and between men and women. A deep understanding of the use of different modes of motorized transport in relation to different population groups is fundamental for the design and implementation of public policies aimed at reducing less sustainable transport.
|Translated title of the contribution||Population profiles and use of motorized transport: Evidence from the autonomous university of barcelona (UAB) campus|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Documents d' Analisi Geografica|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|