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Modal choice and modal change: the journey to work in Britain since 1890.

Pooley, Colin and Turnbull, Jean (2000) Modal choice and modal change: the journey to work in Britain since 1890. Journal of Transport Geography, 8 (1). pp. 11-24. ISSN 0966-6923

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Abstract

The paper uses 1,834 individual life histories to examine changes in journey to work transport modes in Britain since 1890, and 90 in-depth interviews to investigate modal choice amongst commuters since the 1930s. There have been three main periods of change in the transport mode used for commuting, but there has also been considerable inertia in individual modal choice. The reasons why people use particular forms of transport have been quite stable over time, with some long-established differences between men and women. It is suggested that such trends have implications for the formulation of present-day transport policy.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Transport Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 336
Deposited By: Professor Colin G. Pooley
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2007
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:26
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/336

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