What is Important for Getting People out of their Cars?


USEmobility Survey of Users who have changed their Mobility-Mix (12 page pdf, USEmobility, Nov. 6, 2012)

Also discussed here: Half of travellers are willing to change(Allianz pro Schiene Nov. 6, 2012)

And here:

(4.5 min video, USEmobility, Jan. 2, 2012)

And here: When it comes to choosing their means of transport . . .(World Streets, Nov. 13, 2012)

Today we review a report that surveyed 5 European countries to find out who makes the switch from one mode of travel to another. Surprisingly, the home of European car manufacturers and fast roads, Germany, was at the top in terms of people who have recently changed their choices or are willing to.  This was not driven by such factors as travel comfort, cleanliness and, most of all, reliability or punctuality (not that these are unimportant) but rather by such things as reachability of bus stops, costs and how long a journey takes. Also that sector of the population that is growing fastest in Europe as well as in North America, our seniors, show more flexibility in choosing between their car or public transit to make trips.

To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports about this post, click HERE

One Response

  1. According to a survey made by J.D. Power and Associates with 17,400 vehicle owners, more than a third (37 percent) of all survey responders initially said they would be interested in purchasing a fully-autonomous car. That number of willing car buyers dropped to 20 percent once they learned the technology would cost an additional $3,000. With an additional cost of $3,000, 25% of the male vehicle buyers were willing to pay for a fully autonomous vehicle, while only 14 percent of women wanted the feature.

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