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Authors: Kemmerer, Pascal
Brach, Benedikt
Kubiak, Thomas
Singer, Susanne
Gianicolo, Emilio A. L.
Title: Association of risk perception and transport mode choice during the temporary closure of a major inner-city road bridge : results of a cross-sectional study
Online publication date: 8-Jan-2024
Year of first publication: 2023
Language: english
Abstract: Background Since air pollution and physical inactivity pose major public health risks, switching from cars to alternatives like public transport, cycling, and walking is important. Therefore, it is beneficial to identify key events for changes of mode choice. Methods We examined the association between risk perception and mode choice during the temporary closure of a road bridge between two major German cities in early 2020 using binary and multinomial regression models. Results 679 people participated in the survey. We found that 22% of car users switched to alternatives. The higher the perceived health risk from traffic-related air pollution, the more likely car users switched to alternatives (odds ratio [OR] = 1.76, 95% CI [1.14, 2.71]). Discussion Attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control were associated with maintaining but not with switching transport modes. In conclusion, the closure of a main road bridge may present a key event. To explain mode choice, risk perception is a potential extension to the theory of planned behavior.
DDC: 150 Psychologie
150 Psychology
610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 02 Sozialwiss., Medien u. Sport
FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: European transport research review
Pages or article number: 34
Publisher: Springer
Publisher place: Berlin u.a.
Issue date: 2023
ISSN: 1866-8887
Publisher DOI: 10.1186/s12544-023-00608-y
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