In may 1981 the urban public transport of the city of The Hague in the Netherlands was on strike for a period of three weeks. During and directly after this strike the projectbureau integrated transport studies collected data to analyse the effects of the unavailability of urban public transport in order to gain a deeper understanding of the role of public transport in the urban transport system. The effects under investigation are changes in the frequency of trips, in the choice of destination (mainly shopping), in the choice of mode and in the accident rates. The main part of the study is based on a survey with retrospective questions of bus and tram passengers made three days after the strike. A number of specific surveys were performed. To collect more information about the journey to work a postal survey was performed of civil servants at the Ministry of Transport and the PTT (3500 respondents). Changes in the orientation towards shopping centres were investigated by interview of visitors to these centres during and after the strike. The increase in the number of bicycle trips was determined by a screenline survey across the main experimental cycle lane and parallel lanes. Specific socio-economic groups like elderly people, migrant workers, visitors to hospitals and doctors were interviewed. Information about trips between railway stations and final destinations was collected from train passengers. A large number of visual counts of the number of cars (including the number of passengers) and bikes on screenlines in and around the city were made. Finally the occupation of parking space was surveyed by aerial photography. In this paper an overview of the main results of the analyses is presented. (TRRL)

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    • Public Transport. Proceedings of Seminar M held at the PTRC 10th Summer Annual Meeting, University of Warwick, England.
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  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 27-39

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  • Accession Number: 00381674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-111-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM