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I drive to work, sometimes: Motility capital and mode flexibility among young adult gentrifiers

Moos, Markus; Prayitno, K. et Revington, Nick ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5165-4440 (2018). I drive to work, sometimes: Motility capital and mode flexibility among young adult gentrifiers In: The Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy. Routledge, New York, pp. 229-249.

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This chapter contributes to research exploring young adults’ changing transportation patterns in the context of gentrification and youthification. Of particular interest in this chapter is the phenomenon of multi-modality in commuting behaviour, which the authors call mode flexibility (e.g. driving to work one day, biking the next and taking the bus for the remainder of the week versus using the same mode for all commuting trips), and how differences in mode flexibility (i.e. not being constrained to any one transportation mode for a given trip) may relate to structural inequalities arising from gentrification and the workings of housing markets. The authors examine this issue by conducting a statistical analysis of novel primary data from an online survey of almost 700 people aged 18 to 40 in the USA and Canada. The authors find that multi-modal behaviour is partly an outcome of higher income earners with cars moving into areas where other modes are also easily accessible. Further, non-family households without children are more likely to be flexible in terms of daily mode choice. The authors advise planners and policymakers to acknowledge the constraints to people’s mode flexibility and to ensure that transit models are more equitably distributed in urban areas.

Type de document: Chapitre de livre
Mots-clés libres: jeune; millénial; mobilité; transport; déplacement
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 23 déc. 2021 19:47
Dernière modification: 15 févr. 2022 21:46
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/12141

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