Icts and changes in activity–travel behavior in urban china: Existing research and future directions

Yue Shen, Na Ta, Mei Po Kwan, Feng Zhen

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Abstract

With the rapid development of web services, the impacts of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on activity–travel behavior have attracted extensive attention in many disciplines, including urban studies, geography, and transportation. China has the largest number of internet users in the world and has become one of the fastest-growing information consumption markets. It is therefore necessary to focus more on how ICTs change people's daily activities and travel in China. However, research on the relationships between ICTs and activity–travel behavior in China lags behind Western countries, and there is an urgent need to understand these issues. This chapter reviews important progress and key themes in the study of the relationships between ICTs and changes in activity–travel behavior in urban China. It suggests that three important issues should receive more attention in the future: ICTs and sustainable mobility, ICTs and their social impacts, and ICTs and intercity travel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Pages198-211
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781786439246
ISBN (Print)9781786439239
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Shen, Y., Ta, N., Kwan, M. P., & Zhen, F. (2020). Icts and changes in activity–travel behavior in urban china: Existing research and future directions. In Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China (pp. 198-211). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786439246.00019