Understanding Travel Behavior - Transport Policy and Planning

Evaluating and monitoring travel behavior and its wider impacts is key to planning effective transport systems and policies and adapting to change and modal shift.

Understanding Travel Behavior - Transport Policy and Planning
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Requirements

No prerequisites or pre-knowledge necessary

Your benefits 
  • Raise your awareness of the greater impacts of travel behavior for transport policy and planning
  • Learn more about travel behavior theories and techniques of behavior change in different contexts in connection with the choice of route and mode and the decision to travel
  • Gain valuable insights into requirements for a successful implementation of travel behavior change programs and modal shifts

Course content 
People’s travel behavior and routines are continuously changing and have diverse impacts on a wide range of areas including energy security, climate change and public health. Being able to understand this is important as it helps governments and transport companies around the world to plan effective transport systems and policies and help to create healthy urban environments, support economic growth and reduce congestion.

This online course aims to show you why and how understanding travel behavior is making an important contribution to tackling some of today’s global issues. Besides looking at principal theories of travel behavior and behavior change, you will learn more about the application of research techniques to monitor and evaluate transport plans and strategies. Moreover, by examining international case study examples of travel behavior change programs and modal shift in practice you will gain valuable insights into what is needed for an effective and successful implementation of such.

  • The importance of understanding travel behavior for transport policy and planning
  • The greater impacts of travel behavior
  • Principal theories of travel behavior, and behavior change
  • The social and political context of travel behavior change
  • Techniques of behavior change in different contexts, e.g. workplace, neighborhood/settlement, new developments, as applied to the choice of route and mode and the decision to travel
  • Application of research techniques to monitor and evaluate transport plans and strategies
  • International case study examples of travel behavior change programs and modal shift in practice
IMPORTANT NOTICE
We currently do not have a fixed date for this online training course. If you are interested in this course, please contact us via email: db-railacademy@deutschebahn.com so we can plan the next steps with you.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR BOOKING
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