This report investigates the movements of elderly people living on Tyneside. It is based on four similar travel surveys conducted over a period of 16 months. Initially, old-age pensioners were entitled to a half-fare concession on buses in off-peak hours from Monday to Friday and all day Sunday. The last three surveys were carried out after the concession had been changed to zero-fare and extended to include Saturdays. The work investigates the overall patterns of travel by different modes and for different purposes, in relation to various personal and household characteristics, the effects of changing from a half-fare to a zero-fare concession; and the seasonal differences in travel patterns. It is estimated that the change in concession generated a 34 percent increase in the number of bus trips made. In early summer, 8 percent more trips were made than in early spring, the difference being mainly in recreational trips.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Newcastle-upon-Tyne Univ. (England).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, England

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Skelton, N G
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL-SUPPLEMENTARY-280
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 2002 12:00AM