Looking across the life course: Millennials, life transitions and travel behaviour

Looking across the life course: Millennials, life transitions and travel behaviour

Recent research suggests that the millennial generation may be inclined to more sustainable travel habits than previous generations, reflected in lower rates of driver licensing in many countries and greater use of sustainable modes in others. However, we don’t know whether millennials will continue to use sustainable transport modes as they age, or whether they’ll become dependent on the car. This paper uses in-depth interviews to explore of the interactions between life course and mobility of millennials in three Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra). We found that Australian millennial life courses could be categorised into three typologies: (a) traditional, (b) delayed-traditional and (c) non-traditional/uncertain. In addition, millennial mobility was categorised into four typologies: (a) choice multi-modals, (b) captive multi-modals, (c) choice drivers and (d) captive drivers.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856416301938

  • Date June 15, 2017
  • Tags Australia, Home location, Life stage, Millennials
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