Families and transportation: Moving towards multimodality and altermobility?
This article explores the transport modal practices of parents with young children in everyday urban life. It is based on a qualitative multi-site approach that takes into account the geographic location, urban form and socio-economic characteristics of four Vancouver (British Columbia) neighborhoods. The authors' analysis of semi-structured interviews with parents reveals that modal practices were contextually contingent along a spectrum of auto-dependency, multimodality and altermobility. The results expose the contradictions, inequities and social ambiguities of parental modal practices and raise questions about how they might represent possible instances of a transition away from auto-dependency and towards sustainable transportation.
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- McLaren, Arlene Tigar
- Publication Date: 2016-2
- Media Type: Web
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: pp 218-225
- TRT Terms: Automobile travel; Families; Mode choice; Public transit; Socioeconomic factors; Sustainable transportation; Transportation disadvantaged persons; Urban areas
- Geographic Terms: Vancouver (Canada)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 01598424
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 21 2016 11:08AM