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Accessibility of various social groups to different activities
 — a paper presented to the Permanent International Association of Road Congresses, 5th British Regional Congress at Stirling in June 1976
Author(s)C G B Mitchell, S W Town
Corporate AuthorTransport and Road Research Laboratory, Department of the Environment - DOE / Department of Transport
PublisherTransport and Road Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, 1977
Pages17 pp + appendices (TRRL supplementary report, 258)
KeywordsMobility ; Accessibility ; Socio-economic groups.
AnnotationThe need for measures of accessibility that are sensitive to variations in the travel patterns of different sections of the population is discussed. The report stresses the importance of car ownership in determining personal mobility. Using data from the 1972/3 National Travel Survey, it shows different distances that people are prepared to travel by various modes; socio-economic group membership is shown to have a separate effect. Any measure of accessibility must be sensitive to the requirements of those, such as older people, who are heavily dependent on public transport or walking for their mobility. The utility of travel time for providing a suitable measure of accessibility is examined. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930421038 P
ClassmarkC4: 5CA: T4

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