Auto Motives

Understanding Car Use Behaviours

Our global reliance on private automobiles as the primary means for transporting individuals is likely to become of increasing political importance over the next ten to twenty years. While the individual benefits of car-based travel continues to be recognized, the wider environmental and social cost of automobiles is also significant and the need for political intervention to control some of their worst effects is increasingly accepted within policy circles internationally. It is within this wider context that “Auto Motives” is set. It critically evaluates the evidence for better understanding ‘what drives us to drive’.

Publication Date:

2011-02-15

Editors:

  • Karen Lucas
  • Evelyn Blumenberg
  • Rachel Weinberger