Quality of Life and Daily Travel

  • Margareta Friman
  • Dick Ettema
  • Lars E. Olsson

Part of the Applying Quality of Life Research book series (BEPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lars E. Olsson, Margareta Friman, Dick Ettema
      Pages 3-13
  3. Conceptualizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Patricia L. Mokhtarian, Ram M. Pendyala
      Pages 17-39
    3. Tommy Gärling
      Pages 41-56
    4. Alexa Delbosc, Graham Currie
      Pages 57-69
  4. Case-Study Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Sascha Lancée, Martijn Burger, Ruut Veenhoven
      Pages 73-93
    3. Isabel Viegas de Lima, Maya Abou-Zeid, Ronny Kutadinata, Zahra Navidi, Stephan Winter, Fang Zhao et al.
      Pages 95-118
    4. Yusak O. Susilo, Fotis K. Liotopoulos
      Pages 119-138
    5. Lesley Fordham, Dea van Lierop, Ahmed El-Geneidy
      Pages 157-181
    6. Amit Birenboim, A. Yair Grinberger, Enrico M. Novelli, Charles R. Jonassaint
      Pages 219-234
    7. Charles Musselwhite
      Pages 235-251
  5. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Margareta Friman, Dick Ettema, Lars E. Olsson
      Pages 255-265

About this book


This volume analyses the relevance of daily travel in the quality of life of individuals. It provides a broad understanding of the links between life satisfaction, well-being and travel, the importance of commuting, and different evaluations and measures to assess the experience of commuting and quality of life. Chapters in this book relate travel and quality of life to the built environment, accessibility and exclusion, travel mode choice, travel satisfaction and emotions. It brings together distinguished researchers from a variety of academic backgrounds providing conceptualizations and applications, presented as case studies, for daily travel and well-being. Findings presented in this book are highly relevant for transport planners, transport marketers, public transport authorities, and environmental professionals in the pursuit of improving people’s life.


Every-Daily Travel and Quality of Life Travel Satisfaction Commuting and Happiness Travelling and Well-Being Travel Mode Choice Travel and Emotions The Experience of Public Transport Mobility in Later Life and Well-Being Children´s Travel and Well-Being Walking and Well-Being Cyclists´ Satisfaction in Canada Travel to Work and Stress in Australia Commuters Well-Being and E-bike Chronic Disease and Well-Being Future Prospects of Travel and Well-Being

Editors and affiliations

  • Margareta Friman
    • 1
  • Dick Ettema
    • 2
  • Lars E. Olsson
    • 1
  1. 1.CTF Service Research Center, Department of Social and Psychological StudiesKarlstad UniversityKarlstadSweden
  2. 2.Department of Human Geography and Spatial PlanningUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76622-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76623-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-994X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-9958
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