Workplace Travel Benefits and Mode Choice

URL: http://behavioralpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BSP_Journal_Volume7_Issue2.pdf

This open-access articles in Behavioral Science & Policy (7:2), found that "employees who were given transportation benefits by their employers were 9 times more likely to use transit rather than driving alone. Employees with bike-related benefits were 50 times more likely to commute by bike compared with employees with non-bike related benefits." Parking benefits were inversely related to employees' willingness to commute by transit, bike, or walking.


This study looked at the commuting mode used by nearly 20,000 households in New York and New Jersey. Researchers tracked the efficacy of employer-provided commuter benefits. The analysis was cross-sectional and correlational (i.e. it did not look at whether the benefits actually caused the changes in transportation behavior or whether the benefits might have been offered more in organizations where more people already cycled, walked and/or used transit more.) The article starts at page 32.

Topics: Environment:, Sustainable transportation
Location: US
Resource Type: strategies and interventions
Publisher: Behavioral Science & Policy Association
Date Last Updated: 2023-03-14 13:31:00

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