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Behavioral Responses to Traffic Congestion - Findings from Paris, Sao Paulo and Mumbai

Gaele Lesteven 1 
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GC (UMR_8504) - Géographie-cités
Abstract : This chapter focuses on the impacts of traffic congestion in the daily life of metropolitan motorized households. It is based on a doctoral dissertation defended in 2012, which studied three megacities: Paris in France, Sao Paulo in Brazil and Mumbai in India. A stated-adaptation survey was conducted in 2009–2010 to identify behavioral responses to traffic congestion and to estimate the threshold of household tolerance to congestion in the three regions. The implemented stated-adaptation survey was based on increasing the travel time. It allowed us to comprehend behavioral responses to traffic congestion. The survey had two stages: the respondent filled up a trip diary listing all trips, no matter what purpose or mode of transport was used, for several consecutive days, and during an in-depth face-to-face interview, the respondent reacted to hypothetical situations based on selected trips from the trip diary.
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Gaele Lesteven. Behavioral Responses to Traffic Congestion - Findings from Paris, Sao Paulo and Mumbai. TRA 2014, 2014, Paris, France. pp.121 - 138, ⟨10.1002/9781119307822.ch9⟩. ⟨hal-01416760⟩

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