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Title: How children view their travel behaviour: a case study from Flanders (Belgium)
Authors: ZWERTS, Enid
Allaert, Georges
JANSSENS, Davy
WETS, Geert
WITLOX, Frank
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Citation: JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY, 18(6). p. 702-710
Abstract: Understanding the thoughts of contemporary children about travel and their opinions on different transport modes of transport may provide important answers for policy-makers on how to respond to current and future transport needs of children. Obviously, children do not act autonomously and their travel behaviours also strongly influence their parents' travel behaviours. Therefore, a better understanding of children's travel behaviours seems necessary. This paper reports the results of a large-scale, self-reporting survey (N = 2546) that was conducted to examine the concept and meaning of travel and travel behaviour of children aged between 10 and 13 years in Flanders. It was found that children are able to complete a travel diary on their own, that their travel patterns differ and that the most important part of travelling for them is the social aspect. (C)2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Zwerts, Enid; Witlox, Frank] Univ Ghent, Dept Geog, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Zwerts, Enid; Allaert, Georges] Univ Ghent, Inst Sustainable Mobil IDM, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Janssens, Davy; Wets, Geert] Hasselt Univ, Transportat Res Inst, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11480
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2009.10.002
ISI #: 000284435600004
ISSN: 0966-6923
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2011
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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