Australian baby boomers switched to more environment friendly modes of transport during the global financial crisis

Kamruzzaman, Md., Yigitcanlar, T., Washington, S., Currie, G. and Turrell, G. (2014) Australian baby boomers switched to more environment friendly modes of transport during the global financial crisis. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 11 8: 2133-2144. doi:10.1007/s13762-014-0564-5


Author Kamruzzaman, Md.
Yigitcanlar, T.
Washington, S.
Currie, G.
Turrell, G.
Title Australian baby boomers switched to more environment friendly modes of transport during the global financial crisis
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1735-2630
1735-1472
Publication date 2014-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s13762-014-0564-5
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 11
Issue 8
Start page 2133
End page 2144
Total pages 12
Place of publication Tehran, Iran
Publisher Center for Environmental and Energy Research and Studies
Language eng
Abstract The global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008 rocked economies around the world. Several intermediate outcomes of the GFC included loss of jobs and reduced income. Relatively little research has, however, examined the impacts of the GFC on individual level travel behaviour change. To address this shortcoming, HABITAT panel data were employed to estimate a multinomial logit model to examine mode switching behaviour between 2007 and 2009 of a baby boomers cohort in Brisbane, Australia—a city within a developed country that has been on many metrics the least affected by the GFC. In addition, a Poisson regression model was estimated to model the number of trips made by individuals in 2007, 2008, and 2009. The South East Queensland travel survey datasets were used to develop this model. Four linear regression models were estimated to assess the effects of the GFC on time allocated to travel during a day: one for each of the three travel modes including public transport, active transport, less environmentally friendly transport; and an overall travel time model irrespective of mode. The results reveal that the baby boomers switched to more environmentally friendly travel modes during the GFC.
Keyword Australia
Brisbane
Environmentally friendly modes of transport
Global financial crisis
Mode choice
Travel behaviour change
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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