1 Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark 2 Traffic modelling and planning, Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark 3 unknown 4 Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
This study analyzes the linkage between the travel behavior of knowledge workers and car-related job perks. The importance of this issue derives from the tendency of knowledge economy to concentrate in highly populated metropolitan regions. The analyzed data comprise 750 observations, retrieved from a survey among knowledge workers in Tel-Aviv. Results show that car-related job perks are associated with (1) high annual kilometrage, (2) increased commute by car, (3) long commute travel times, (4) high trip chaining frequency, and (5) many long-distance leisure trips. Results suggest that the development of sustainable knowledge-based cities should consider decoupling knowledge workers from car-related job perks. © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 2014, Vol 8, Issue 3, p. 225-247
Knowledge based systems; Sustainable development; Knowledge management; car-related job perks; company car; knowledge cities; sustainable development
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