In the context of dealing with mobility poverty, it is relevant to consider how personal choices and (changes in) one’s personal situation affect behaviour and, possibly, lead to behavioural change. A growing number of studies have explored and confirmed the impact of life events on travel behaviour. As most travel behaviour is habitual, it is a challenge to encourage people to consider other transport modes. For policy makers and transport service providers, it follows that life events or transition points can – and should – be considered as opportunities for triggering behavioural change, i.e. for promoting alternative transport options and nudging people towards using them.