Conroy-Dalton, R; (2007) Social exclusion and transportation in Peachtree City, Georgia. Progress in Planning , 67 (3) 264 - 286. 10.1016/j.progress.2007.03.001.
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This paper will discuss how, in a small American city, Peachtree City (43km south of Atlanta), the flexibility and relative affordability of electric golf carts, as a viablealternative to the automobile, means that the level at which families and individuals are disadvantaged through their lack of access to public/private transport is effectively lowered. Economic access to golf carts, in of itself, would not be sufficient if it were not for the extensive, highly penetrative and â€˜ringyâ€™ spatial structure of the cart path system, a mostly-segregated, 150 kilometre network. A spatial analysis of this dual transportation system is presented and its implications discussed. The conclusion of this paper is that the duality of the effective spatial structure of the cart path networkand the relative low cost and inherent flexibility of the golf carts combine to reduce transportation-linked social exclusion in Peachtree City. This argument is substantiated, in the final section of the paper, through the evidence of a questionnairedistributed to a random sampling of 1,038 property owners and renters in the city.
|Title:||Social exclusion and transportation in Peachtree City, Georgia|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Imported via OAI, 15:41:43 19th Jul 2007|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Graduate Studies|
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