The author considers gender and travel patterns based on surveys carried out by the Greater London Council in the mid 1980s. One statistic showed that 87% of women undertook the whole of their journey by foot at least once a week. Reasons for walking included enjoyment and social interaction. A number of problems are identified including high kerbs, pavement parking, footbridges, traffic speeds and pollution. It is suggested that most problems are due to the low priority given to walking as a mode of transport. The power of the road lobby is discussed. It is considered that this situation may be changing slowly. A list is drawn up of changes needed including dropped kerbs, increased crossing time, traffic restraint, better pavement maintenance, better lighting and speed humps. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877084.

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    Gower Publishing

    Brookfield, VT  United States 
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  • Publication Date: 1990


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  • Accession Number: 00723021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-566-05794-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM