This article reports research on the use and perception of public transport by young people in the UK. The research aimed to investigate whether transport acted as a barrier to the social inclusion of young people, to investigate consultation techniques with regard to their appropriateness to young people, and to find why young people chose not to use existing transport. Eight schools took part. Consultation techniques used were questionnaires, travel diaries, internet chat rooms, and school workshops. Results produced three main findings: children experienced lack of independence; cycling was an undervalued mode of transport; younger children preferred sustainable transport modes, while older ones were car-focused. It appeared that transport did act as a barrier to social inclusion and public transport might be more used if it were improved.

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    Hemming Group, Limited

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  • Publication Date: 2004-9-2


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 31-3
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    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00988554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM