Knowledge Cities and Transport Sustainability: The Link between the Travel Behavior of Knowledge Workers and Car-Related Job Perks

Amnon Frenkel, Edward Bendit, Sigal Kaplan*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)225-247
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • car-related job perks
  • company car
  • knowledge cities
  • knowledge workers
  • sustainable development

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