Pedestrian Stories:Recovering Sustainable Urban Mobility

Pooley, Colin (2020) Pedestrian Stories:Recovering Sustainable Urban Mobility. In: A U-Turn to the Future. Explorations in Mobility . Berghahn Books, New York. ISBN 9781789205596 (In Press)

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Abstract

For most of human history walking has been the principal form of transport for many journeys and it remains the most environmentally and socially sustainable way of travelling. This chapter uses data drawn from a range of qualitative sources to demonstrate how travelers’ attitudes to walking for everyday journeys have changed over time, and to examine the reasons for these changes. It is suggested that three factors have been especially significant: perceptions of normality, attitudes to risk and perceptions of busyness. I argue that the re-establishment of past attitudes towards walking could help to produce much more sustainable urban mobility.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 136258
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2019 14:15
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: In Press
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2020 05:59
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/136258

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