What is it about?
We developed a dynamic computer model to simulate and analyse the causes and effects of long-distance travel in Europe. The model was used to assess factors like ageing population, economic growth, technological progress and transport policies.
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Why is it important?
While long-distance travel only accounts for a small share of all trips made, it contributes to a large share of distance travelled and to the growing problem of carbon emissions. Hence it is important to understand how socio-demographic and economic developments contribute to long-distance travel and which transport policies can mitigate its negative effects.
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This page is a summary of: Analysing the causes of long-distance travel in Europe – a system dynamics approach, Transportmetrica B Transport Dynamics, March 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/21680566.2019.1587646.
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Simulation model LUNA
LUNA (Simulating the demand for Long-distance travel Using a Non-OD-matrix based Approach) is a System Dynamics based, long-distance travel demand model developed in the European 7th Framework Programme of Research project ORIGAMI (Optimal Regulation and Infrastructure for Ground, Air and Maritime Interfaces).
ORIGAMI (Optimal Regulation and Infrastructure for Ground, Air and Maritime Interfaces) is a project co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme, Theme 7 Transport (Contract number 265600).
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