The authors report that trips for educational purposes form a major component of non-work journeys; for example, in the West Midlands morning education trips account for 60 per cent of all peak-hour non-work trips and nearly a quarter of all peak-hour trips. An understanding of the behavioural context within such trips is considered to be crucial to the formulation of plans and policies more sensitive to the needs of particular social groups. This paper reports the first stages of a study into both trip-synthesising models for non-work trips and also into the question of behavioural content. The background to the survey is presented, information given on some previous studies, and the survey methods described. The surveys were carried out on a Tuesday and Thursday at 114 primary and 60 secondary schools using the 'whole-class' response technique, and 12 colleges, a polytechnic and a university also took part by means of a self-administered questionnaire. The results of the survey are presented in a series of tables, and the data collected by means of a more detailed supplementary survey are also described. A number of conclusions indicate that (1) the choice of a 'whole-class' response method for the schools surveyed appears to have been vindicated, (2) the use of self-administered questionnaires was also successful, (3) the trend forecast by the West Midlands transportation study for an increased reliance on private rather than public transport within a purely vehicular category has, to date, been confirmed, (4) in terms of measures-of-attraction, school type appears the most significant factor affecting modal choice, whilst the precise relationship between student trips and certain trip-maker characteristics has yet to be determined. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lellumsen
    • Joyce, F E
    • Parsons, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00189244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM