Environmental aspects of Generation Y’s sustainable mobility

Michał Suchanek , Agnieszka Szmelter-Jarosz

Abstract

This research paper identifies and explores the opinions and attitudes of young people about urban transport. It is the first study on this topic, based on the survey, analysing the mobility choices of young adults (more specifically, Generation Y) in Poland and for countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The aim of the paper is to show their travel behaviour from sustainable mobility perspective. The primary data was obtained through the online survey. The data analysis was held with use of factor analysis and ANOVA. The research results indicated the variables influencing the environmental dimension of sustainable mobility attitudes of young adults in four areas: the ecology-oriented approach to transport, opinions about sharing economy, public car concept and future transport system. The analysis of variance revealed significant differences in the ecology-oriented approach between people born in different decades, between men and women and between people with driving licences and people without them. Those results provide the insights for local authorities and mobility service providers. The recommendations at the end of the paper focus on the need for continuation of research in similar fields.
Author Michał Suchanek (FE / DEMTC)
Michał Suchanek,,
- Department of Economics and Management of Transportation Companies
, Agnieszka Szmelter-Jarosz (FE / DLog)
Agnieszka Szmelter-Jarosz,,
- Department of Logistics
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol11
No11
Pages1-13
Publication size in sheets0.6
Article number3204
Keywords in Englishgeneration y, millennials, urban mobility, sustainable transport, environment, city logistics, mobility patterns
ASJC Classification2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
DOIDOI:10.3390/su11113204
URL https://doi.org/10.3390/su11113204
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.075 (2) - 2017=2.177 (5)
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