Applied Environmental Research

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This study aimed to examine factors affecting energy consumption for traveling of households in Bangkok metropolitan area. Data were collected by surveying 1,150 households in 15 districts of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. The hypotheses were tested by multi regression analysis. Results of the analysis revealed that there were two factors significantly having positive effects on the quantity of energy use for traveling which were physical and structure factors and social and cultural factors. Suggestions for reducing energy use for traveling including promoting working close to living place, improving public transportation service, restricting private vehicle use in the inner zone, and keeping on subsidizing alternative fuel.

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