OLD-AGE PENSIONER TRAVEL ON TYNESIDE - PRELIMINARY REPORT ON RESULTS OF SURVEYS IN 1973

This paper describes preliminary results of a survey of 400 elderly people, mostly old-age pensioners (OAPs), in the Tyneside area. The results refer to the characteristics of the elderly people and their travel patterns and how the travel patterns differed at two different times of year in 1973 when different concessionary bus fare rates were in force. The results indicate that the ownership of a car in households having only elderly people, and the presence of younger people in other households are of particular importance in helping to determine the travel patterns. Although significant differences between the patterns at the two times in the year have been found, the extent to which these can be attributed to the change in the level of fare concession cannot be estimated until further data being collected during 1974 have been analyzed, because of the likelihood of the changes being caused in part by seasonal factors. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, England

    Claremont Tower, NE1 7RU
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jenkins, I A
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper 6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM