Understanding adolescents' intentions to commute by car or bicycle as adults

Sigrun Birna Sigurdardottir, Sigal Kaplan, Mette Møller, Thomas William Teasdale

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    Abstract

    This study focuses on the intentions of adolescents to commute by car or bicycle as adults. The behavioral model is based on intrapersonal and interpersonal constructs from the theory of planned behavior extended to include constructs from the institutional, community and policy domains. Data from a survey among Danish adolescents is analyzed. It is found that car use intentions are related to positive car passenger experience, general interest in cars, and car ownership norms, and are negatively related to willingness to accept car restrictions and perceived lack of behavioral control. Cycling intentions are related to positive cycling experience, willingness to accept car restrictions, negative attitudes towards cars, and bicycle-oriented future vision, and are negatively related to car ownership norms. Attitudinal constructs are related to individual characteristics, such as gender, residential location, current mode choice to daily activities, and parental travel patterns.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTransportation Research. Part D: Transport & Environment
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    Number of pages9
    ISSN1361-9209
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

    Keywords

    • Adolescents
    • Travel intensions
    • Mode choice
    • Socio-ecological modeling

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