Understanding transport demand and transport elasticities is crucial to support sustainable travel behaviour. The new GIZ-SUTP Technical Document #11 “Transport Elasticities: Impacts on Travel Behaviour” explains the key factors affecting travel demand and its responsiveness. The aim of the paper is to help understand travel demand and provide practical orientation on how travel behaviour can be improved. The document introduces the concept of transport elasticity and provides an overview of the key transport elasticities. More sustainable travel patterns can be achieved through the implementation of effective policy measures that influence the responsiveness of travel demand to various transport options.
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