Dordrecht, Netherlands ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1993.
Book — xxiv, 460 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Part I: European Mobility Patterns.
1. Introduction: can a Billion Trips be Reduced to a Few Patterns?
2. European Mobility is Different: a Global Perspective.
3. Europe: a Heterogeneous "Single Market".
4. Travel Patterns of Europeans in Everyday Life. Part II: Dimensions of European Mobility.
5. Taming the Peak: Time and Timing as Travel Moderators.
6. Cars: In-creasing Ownership and Decreasing Use? 7 Commuting: Home Sprawl, Job Sprawl and Traffic Jams.
8. Public Transport: Requiem or Revival?
9. Travelling across Europe: Going for Pleasure and Profit.
10. Transport Policy: the European Laboratory Part III: National Perspectives. ii. Austria: Something is Happening between East and West.
12. Belgium: Mobility at the Political Heart of Europe.
13. Finland: Mobility on the Top of Europe.
14. France: a Centralized Country in between Regional and European Development.
15. Germany: On the Verge of a New Era.
16. Greece: Growing Slow. Travelling Fast.
17. Israel: Transport in a Turbulent 'Island-State'.
18. Italy: Transport along the Peninsula.
19. The Nether-lands: Ground Transport below Sea Level.
20. Norway: Crossing Fjords and Mountains.
21. Sweden: Moving towards a Safer Environment.
22. Switzerland: Neutrality at the Center of Europe.
23. Turkey: Coping with High Transit Demands through Entrepreneurship.
24. United Kingdom: De-regulated Transport in an Over-regulated Continent. Appendices: Currency Exchange Table (31.12.88). Purchasing Power Parities (1989).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
"A Billion Trips a Day: Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns" consists of twenty-four original chapters developed by a network of transport professionals in a coordinated manner. The three parts of the book are: European Mobility Patterns; Dimensions of European Mobility, and National Perspectives. Mobility in fourteen countries is described and ten chapters of analysis compare the major dimensions of travel across Europe, which is seen as a laboratory for transport policies."A Billion Trips a Day: Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns" questions the uniqueness of European travel and transport policies and demonstrates that, in many ways, Europe is different from other developed economies. However, there are side dissimilarities within Europe. The authors take a deep look at the underlying factors which affect travel behavior, with the objective of providing the necessary information for policy making. The comparative chapters of Part II provide an analysis based on national perspectives of the role of the time dimension travel; automobile ownership and use; commuting; public transport; and international travel. They also review the transport policies applied in Europe, explaining why some policies work in some places, while failing in others. (source: Nielsen Book Data)