Changing Travel Behaviours is a collection of studies, led by the Centre for Transport & Society, that are examining how and why travel behaviours, like commuting, change over the course of people’s lives.


Commuting & Wellbeing (2016-17)

The Commuting and Wellbeing study revealed how long commutes have an impact on various different aspects of peoples’ wellbeing, including leisure time satisfaction, job satisfaction, stress and mental health. Have a look at the evidence summaries available on the outputs page.

About the Commuting & Wellbeing project

Commuting & Wellbeing Outputs 

Funded by ESRC

 Life Transitions and Travel Behaviour (2012-14)

The Life Transitions and Travel Behaviour study generated evidence that people are much more likely to change travel behaviour at the time of major life events like moving home or changing jobs. Have a look at the evidence summaries available on the outputs page.

About the Life Transitions project

Life Transitions Outputs

Funded by ESRC


Understanding people’s travel routines, how they change and the impact of this on public health, is important to help governments around the world plan effective transport systems and policies. Such policies are expected to make an important contribution to tackling some of the big issues of the day, including: energy security and climate change, public health and obesity, how to create healthy urban environments, and supporting economic growth and reducing congestion.