The Pretoria black commuting study questioned 1045 commuters about transfers and seven other important attributes. Although Pretoria's residential and employment areas are dispersed, only 32% of the commuters made one transfer and only 19% made two or more transfers. There was a great variety of mode combinations. Transfers accounted for 18% of mean total travel time among those who transferred. Most commuters who made one transfer accepted this, but transfers were unpopular and two or more transfers were clearly unsatisfactory. Long waits (over 16 minutes) were the main problem. Bus-bus transfers were particularly unsatisfactory because of long waiting times. Transfers to or from a train were especially likely to engender the fear of crime. Education, age, income and sex did not affect the commuters' attitudes towards transfers. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Transport & Rd Res S Af

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria 0001, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • MORRIS, N
  • Publication Date: 1983-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NITRR BCP 11 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM