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Reference Number UG353
Title DTLR/DfES Assesment of attitudes to, and take-up of, additional home to school transport
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 25%;
Not Energy Related 75%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Geography and Environmental Studies) 25%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 25%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 75%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Award Type Standard
Funding Source DfT
Start Date 12 March 2001
End Date 27 December 2001
Duration 9 months
Total Grant Value £55,180
Industrial Sectors Transport
Region South East
Programme DfT Local Transport and Regional
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Atkins (100.000%)
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Objectives The research is to ascertain the chances that if public transport were to be increased specifically for school journeys (and aimed at those scholars living within the 3 miles of their school) whether there would be a take-up of these services, and under what conditions. This research will relate to schools in England. It will consider where such trips are most likely to be transferred from (e.g. whether previously these would have been pedestrian or cyclist, as well as car escorted or by differ ent mode). It will include aspects of reliability, the need or otherwise for bus escorts and how provision for after-school activities can be catered for.
Abstract Recent trends show that journeys to school by car have almost doubled within 10 years (from 16 per cent to 30 per cent of journeys). Secondary school journeys are also longer (previously averaging 2.5 miles, now 3.3 miles). Part of this trend is caused by the perception that increased road traffic near schools or on journeys to schools makes pedestrian and cycling journeys more dangerous. This project will address whether an increase in public transport will encourage scholars to refrain fromusing private modes of transport.
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