Why do People Drive to Work?

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How and why do people commute by car? A mixed-methods investigation ( Abstract, A Goodman, J Panter, C Guell, D Ogilvie, J Epidemiol Community Health, Sep. 14, 2011)

Today’s review is interesting because it looks at why people chose to drive a car to work. The results indicate that the decision is strongly influenced by the availability of free parking at the work place. Without that, the choice turns to walking and cycling as the alternative or as an additional part of the commute by car. Free parking then becomes a driving factor (sorry) for the health of employees who commute by car and thus becomes an added cost for the company providing the parking.

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