The book has ten chapters. The first reviews the consideration given to walking in past policy, practice and research. The next two chapters indicate the extent of walking as an element of total travel and in the lives of different people; they also document the vulnerability of pedestrians as shown by road accident statistics. Chapter IV investigates some planning factors of significance in understanding the pattern of daily travel. Chapters V to IX examine the importance of walking in relation to five broad categories of journey - journeys to school, work and shops, visits to other essential places (such as clinics, and post offices), and travel to social and leisure activites. Chapters II to IX are based mainly on data from both of the national travel surveys, and as well as analysing the broad pattern of pedestrian travel they also discuss the change in travel which is indicated by the difference between the two sets of survey results. They include also, information and data from other sources, for instance about changes in the provision and planning of facilities which could influence travel on foot. The final chapter summarises the main findings of the study, draws conclusions from them and then discusses the implications for transport policy.(a) (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Policy Studies Institute

    1-2 Castle Lane
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hillman, M
    • Whalley, A
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 45
    • Issue Number: 583

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM