Mobility Management campaigns as part of the transition towards changing social norms on sustainable travel behaviour

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T1 - Mobility Management campaigns as part of the transition towards changing social norms on sustainable travel behaviour

AU - Winslott Hiselius, Lena

AU - Smidfelt-Rosqvist, Lena

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - In the transition towards a low-carbon society, changes of attitudes and social norms are needed to support new ways of implementing technical solutions and new behaviors and lifestyles. Mobility Management (MM) campaigns have been shown to contribute to changing of mind sets, but to date these campaigns have not been recognized as important parts of a strategic transport policy plan on an overall level. A brief overview of the literature concerning MM campaigns being carried out in Sweden today indicates that the full potential of these campaigns is not being used. To make these campaigns more effective, we suggest that the campaigns should focus on social motivation and normalizing sustainable transport behavior and should explicitly express holistic views regarding climate effects. Most importantly, however, we argue that the effectiveness could be increased through more strategic and systematic use, which might require national coordination.

AB - In the transition towards a low-carbon society, changes of attitudes and social norms are needed to support new ways of implementing technical solutions and new behaviors and lifestyles. Mobility Management (MM) campaigns have been shown to contribute to changing of mind sets, but to date these campaigns have not been recognized as important parts of a strategic transport policy plan on an overall level. A brief overview of the literature concerning MM campaigns being carried out in Sweden today indicates that the full potential of these campaigns is not being used. To make these campaigns more effective, we suggest that the campaigns should focus on social motivation and normalizing sustainable transport behavior and should explicitly express holistic views regarding climate effects. Most importantly, however, we argue that the effectiveness could be increased through more strategic and systematic use, which might require national coordination.

KW - Transitions

KW - Travel behavior

KW - Mobility Management

KW - Travel campaigns

U2 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.055

DO - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.055

M3 - Article

VL - 123

SP - 34

EP - 41

JO - Journal of Cleaner Production

JF - Journal of Cleaner Production

SN - 0959-6526

ER -