The main factors that effect students' mode of transport and the potential uses of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in school travel planning

Barham, Rachel L. (2006) The main factors that effect students' mode of transport and the potential uses of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in school travel planning. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research project looks at the travel behaviour of students travelling to educational establishments. It aims to discover factors that influence individual behaviour in order to assess how more sustainable travel modes can be encouraged, focussing particularly on the potential uses of GIS within this subject area. A representative sample of pupils aged 4-18 from both urban and rural educational establishments were surveyed to discover current travel attitudes and trends. The results of the questionnaires were analysed using binary logistic regression and a variety of graphical techniques. The study concludes that increasing children's awareness of sustainable travel is a key factor in changing the current attitudes of the whole population and that GIS has the capability to be a successful tool in helping to achieve this, if only its uses were realised by more people.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/166

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