Analysis of travel time flexibility in order to better utilize transport capacity
Oslo Economics has analyzed the degree to which people have the possibility to adjust their choice of travel time. The purpose of the feasibility study was to identify and analyze the constraints that influence people to undertake work trips in and around rush hour.
The study looks at restrictions from both work- and private life, including different work arrangements and having young children. We quantified the magnitude of these restrictions within Norway’s four largest metropolitan areas, and assessed the potential for changing travel times for groups of the population with different sets of characteristics. We also considered measures that could be implemented to loosen existing restrictions so that workers are given more flexibility, which ultimately, in combination with other measures, might make them adjust the time at which they leave to and from work. Finally, we assessed the possible distributional impact of these potential measures.
This project was carried out on behalf of Statens Vegvesen, and is part of their R&D-project “BEDRE BY”. The project report was completed late 2018, but the project was recently presented at the conference Teknologidagene 2019 in Trondheim.