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Mobility management and climate change (434-10-020)

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STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
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Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport



This research project involves a study of the impact of firms´ mobility management on employees' travel behaviour (commuting, business and private travel) as well as the interaction effects within his/her household. Mobility management includes the chosen employment location as well as the supply of transport-related fringe benefits such as company cars, employer-paid parking, travel subsidies, teleworking etc. that are currently extremely common in the Randstad and have a strong effect on transport and climate outcomes. We will include the effect of public national and local transport policy, as well as the effect of public land use planning policy on firms´ mobility management and employees´ and its partner´s travel decisions. Although nobody disputes the relevance of mobility management for travel behaviour in general, studies ignore the importance of public policy for firms´ mobility management. How can policy induce the transition from adverse mobility management (e.g. company cars, employer-paid parking) to beneficial mobility management (e.g. teleworking, less commuting)?

Firm behaviour in general, and in mobility management in particular, is key to achieve sustainable transport in the Randstad. It is particularly relevant from a policy perspective. For example, it will provide useful insights for innovative agreements, such as induced by the Task Force Mobility Management, and be helpful to understand how one may improve the current tax system to induce beneficial mobility management practices. Such a perspective is seldom used in the scientific as well as the policy related literature. The question is how to make mobility climate proof.


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Type of funding
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  1. E. Gutierrez-Puigarnau(2012): Distortionary Company Car Taxation: Deadweight Losses Through Increased Car Ownership
  2. Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau, E. and J. N van Ommeren (2011), Welfare effects of distortionary fringe benefits taxation: the case of employer-provided cars, International Economic Review, 52, 4, 1105-1122


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