Automobility is increasing every year and the solutions to this problem are many. However no significant suggestions have been made as to how the growing volume of traffic can be reduced. The use of travel plans by mobility management is one of the solutions, but it is a process that requires many resources. The discussion in this thesis refers to the fact that an improvement in the conventional travel plan process, where resource consumption is optimised, will promote the diffusion of the work with travel plans and contribute to the results achieved. In turn, this will contribute to a change in the tendency towards increased automobility. Research into this subject is practice-oriented and based on an empirical planning discussion. In this thesis a new planning tool called ”PendlerProfilen” has been de-veloped through a quantitative presentation of automobility patterns and commuting trends as well as theoretical discussions on commuting causality. The aim of the “PendlerProfilen” is to improve the conventional travel plan process by capturing the diversity that is present in modern society. The theoretical background is the role and function of automobility in modern society – the connection between modernity and automobility where the causality of in-creased commuting is discussed. An empirical account is given of the development of commuting and localization in the Copenhagen area. Furthermore, the experiences with travel plans are presented. The conclusion of this thesis is that the ”PenderProfilen” has the potential to improve the conventional travel plan process. First, the ”PendlerProfilen” can release re-sources at the beginning of the travel plan process, which gives time for the imple-mentation of recommendations. Second, the ”PendlerProfilen” together with focus group interviews can replace the surveys that are used in the conventional travel plan process. The advantage is that the combination of these two approaches cap-tures the complexity of automobility and optimises the understanding of the causes that hamper automobility. Only with an understanding of the causality of automobil-ity, which leads to the creation of a growing need, can a solution be found to reduce the negative environmental and social consequences of increased automobility
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