What Goes Up Must Come Down: Household Car Ownership and 'Walking for Transport'

This paper describes research that investigated cultural determinants of childrens' travel. Diary sets kept by 301 children linked travel with time spent on physical activity over 1 week. Parents completed a travel and exercise questionnaire (n=136) and some were interviewed (n=22). Car use for regular journeys and time spent walking is associated with the number of cars in households. Availability of a car can reduce walking for transport but may facilitate other exercise. Possession of 2+ cars extends socioeconomic and geographical boundaries. A measure promoting a single car policy for households is advocated.


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  • Accession Number: 01045090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2007 10:58PM