Title

SEAMLESS, ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL: USERS' VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT JOURNEY AND INTERCHANGE

Authors

J HINE
J Scott

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2000

Subject Area

infrastructure - interchange/transfer, ridership - mode choice, ridership - drivers, place - urban, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Urban transportation, Travel by mode, Travel behavior, Transportation policy, Transit, Scotland, Public transit, Mode choice, Modal choice, Mass transit, Local transit, Intracity transportation, Focus groups, Decision making, Choice of transportation, Automobile drivers

Abstract

This paper reports the findings of focus groups and in-depth interviews conducted as part of a Scottish Executive-funded study into interchange and travel choice. The goal of this research was to investigate how public transport users perceive interchange; how they make choices; and how these choices are influenced by the attributes of an interchange on one hand, and on the other, the personal circumstances and trip characteristics of both public transport and automobile users. This qualitative research also offers insights into the realities of using public transport and the decisions that are made in order to either facilitate a public transport journey or to push the traveler to car use.

Comments

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