THE CONSEQUENCES OF "WHO GETS THE CAR" IN THE ONE-CAR FAMILY

Transport planning is still largely focused on the journey to work. Little consideration has been given to individuals not in the workforce. This paper draws attention to the mobility problems of women left at home without the family car as a consequence of the husband using it to commute to work. It is proposed that to improve transport efficiency the trend to leave the family car at home be encouraged, thereby reducing the pressure to acquire a second family car which many families can ill afford. The possibilities of increased car-pooling, improved access to public transport, new cross-country bus services and provision of community buses are discussed. /Author/TRRL/

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    • From the Papers of the Fifth Australian Transport Research Forum, Sydney, 18-20 April 1979.
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    New South Wales Ministry of Transport, Australia

    117 Macquarie Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 

    New South Wales Ministry of Transport, Australia

    117 Macquaire Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Stiles, P
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00300155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM