THE FAMILY AND THE SCHOOL RUN: WHAT WOULD MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE - SCOPING REPORT

This report presents the results of a study of journeys to schools in the UK, which was commissioned by the AA Foundation for Road Safety Research. The study aimed to examine the issues associated with the 'school run' more widely than is usual among transport planners and researchers. The project was a scoping study, intended to state the current situation, assess the nature of the problems and possible solutions, and recommend further research in this area. The study objectives were met by: (1) conducting an in-depth analysis of the current patterns of travel to and from school; (2) examining school travel in the broader context of children's lifestyles; (3) investigating factors influencing car use; and (4) identifying the barriers to change and possible ways of overcoming them. The first part of the study focused on a literature review and examination of existing data on relevant topics. Then various survey data sets and answers to questions were analysed. The report outlines the range of current initiatives to address school travel problems in the UK. In discussing what policies would make a real difference, it outlines what parents think, the potential for reducing car use, how public transport can be perceived to be safer and made more attractive. Three themes for developing the policies further are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    AA FOUNDATION FOR ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH

    NORFOLK HOUSE, PRIESTLEY ROAD
    BASINGSTOKE, HANTS  United Kingdom  RG24 9NY
  • Authors:
    • BRADSHAW, R
    • Jones, P
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 130 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2000 12:00AM