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Old-age pensioner travel on Tyneside - preliminary report on results of surveys in 1973
Author(s)I A Jenkins
Corporate AuthorTransport Operations Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
PublisherUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1974
Pages28 pp + appendix (TORG Working paper no 6)
KeywordsRoad transport ; Travel concessions ; Social surveys ; Tyne and Wear.
AnnotationThis paper describes preliminary results of a survey of 400 older people, mostly old-age pensioners (OAPs) in the Tyneside area. The results refer to older people's characteristics and their travel patterns, and how the travel patterns differed at two different times of year in 1973 when different concessionary bus fare rates were in force. Results indicate that car ownership in households having only one older person, and the presence of younger people in other households are of particular importance in helping to determine travel patterns. Although significant differences between the patterns at the two times have been found, the extent to which these can be attributed to the change in level of fare concession cannot be estimated until data for 1974 is analysed, because of the likelihood of the changes being caused in part by seasonal factors. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930715155 P
ClassmarkO2: OHA: 3F: 86 *

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