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.


I hope this article contributes to a better understanding of the complex dynamics of transport.

Dr. Paul Pfaffenbichler
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

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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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