Image of person
Could not get user data from external service

Academic interests

  • Mobility justice
  • Urban health and wellbeing
  • Impacts of urban and natural form on daily mobility
  • Sharing economy
  • Smart cities
  • Urban metabolism
  • Climate, weather and daily mobility


Positions held

  • Senior researcher (part time), Institute of Transport Economics (TØI), 2018-present
  • Researcher, Institute of Transport Economics (TØI), 2015-2015
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences, Department of Innovation and Environmental Sciences, 2014-2014
  • PhD-candidate, Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences, Department of Human Geography and Planning, 2010-2014


  • Master by Research in Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 2007-2010
  • Bachelor in Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 2004-2007
Tags: Human Geography


Scientific Articles and book chapters

Hjorteset, M., Böcker, L. (2020) Car sharing in Norwegian urban areas: Examining interest, intention and the decision to enrol. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 84, 102322;

Wikstrøm, R., Böcker, L. (2020) Changing suburban daily mobilities in response to a mobility intervention: a qualitative investigation of an e-bike trial. Sustainability, 12, 2413;

Priya Uteng, T., Espegren, H. M., Throndsen, T., Böcker, L. (2020). The Gendered Dimension of Multi-Modality: Exploring the Bike Sharing Scheme of Oslo. In: Priya Uteng, L. Levin and H. Rømer Christensen (Eds.) Gendering Smart Mobilities (Abingdon and New York: Routledge)

Böcker, L., Priya Uteng, T., Liu, C., Dijst, M. (2019), Weather and daily mobility in international perspective: A cross-comparison of Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish city regions. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.  ISSN 1361-9209.  s 1- 15 . doi: 10.1016/j.trd.2019.07.012

Dijst, Martin; Worrel, Ernst; Böcker, Lars; Brunner, Paul; Davoudi, Simin; Geertman, Stan; Harmsen, Robert; Helbich, Marco; Holtslag, Albert; Kwan, MP; Lenz, Barbara; Lyons, Glenn; Mokhtarian, Patricia; Newman, Peter; Perrels, Adriaan; Ribeiro, Ana Poças; Carreón, Jesus Rosales; Thomson, Giles; Urge-Vorsatz, Diana & Zeyringer, Marianne (2018). Exploring urban metabolism—Towards an interdisciplinary perspective. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.  ISSN 0921-3449.  132, s 190- 203 . doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.09.014

Lyons, Glenn; Mokhtarian, Patricia; Dijst, Martin & Böcker, Lars (2018). The dynamics of urban metabolism in the face of digitalization and changing lifestyles: Understanding and influencing our cities. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.  ISSN 0921-3449.  132, s 246- 257 . doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.07.032

Böcker, Lars & Meelen, Toon (2017). Sharing for people, planet or profit? Analysing motivations for intended sharing economy participation. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.  ISSN 2210-4224.  23, s 28- 39 . doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2016.09.004

Böcker, L., Dijst, M., and Faber, J. (2016) 'Weather, transport mode choices and emotional travel experiences', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 94, 360-373.

Böcker, L., and Meelen, T. (2016) 'Sharing for people, planet or profit? Analysing motivations for intended sharing economy participation', Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.

Böcker, L., van Amen, P., and Helbich, M. (2016) 'Elderly travel frequencies and transport mode choices in Greater Rotterdam, the Netherlands', Transportation, 1-22.

Böcker, L., Dijst, M., Faber, J., and Helbich, M. (2015) 'En-route weather and place valuations for different transport mode users', Journal of Transport Geography, 47, 128-138.

Fishman, E., Böcker, L., and Helbich, M. (2015) ‘Adult active transport in the Netherlands: An analysis of its contribution to physical activity requirements’, PLoS One, 10(4), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121871

Böcker, L. and Thorsson, S. (2014) ‘Integrated weather effects on cycling shares, frequencies and durations in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Weather Climate and Society, 6, 468–481.

Helbich, M., Böcker, L. and M. Dijst (2014) ‘Geographic heterogeneity in cycling under various weather conditions: Evidence from Greater Rotterdam’, Journal of Transport Geography, 38, 38-47.

Böcker, L., Dijst, M. and J. Prillwitz (2013) ‘Impact of Everyday Weather on Individual Daily Travel Behaviours in Perspective: A Literature Review’, Transport Reviews, 33, 71-91

Böcker, L., J. Prillwitz and M. Dijst (2013) ‘Climate change impacts on mode choices and travelled distances: a comparison of present with 2050 weather conditions for the Randstad Holland’, Journal of Transport Geography, 28, 176-185

Dijst, M., Böcker, L., and M.-P. Kwan (2013) ‘Exposure to weather and implications for travel behaviour: introducing empirical evidence from Europe and Canada’, Journal of Transport Geography, 28, 164-166.



Böcker (2014) Climate, Weather and Daily Mobility: Transport Mode Choices and Travel Experiences in the Randstad Holland. Dissertation. Utrecht: Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University. ISBN: 978-94-6203-736-6.



Böcker, L. (2013) Vervoermiddelkeuze in een veranderend klimaat: De invloed van klimaatverandering op stedelijke vervoerspatronen, Rooilijn 46(4), pp. 284-291.

Published Feb. 11, 2016 12:42 PM - Last modified Apr. 20, 2020 11:15 AM