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Transport, social exclusion and health

Mackett, RL; Thoreau, R; (2015) Transport, social exclusion and health. Journal of Transport & Health , 2 (4) pp. 610-617. 10.1016/j.jth.2015.07.006. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper explores the nature of social exclusion and how transport contributes to it by providing barriers to access. Transport influences health in several ways: by providing physical activity through walking and cycling, and by providing access to healthy food, recreation facilities and healthcare. Transport produces externalities including traffic casualties and vehicle emissions. These effects impinge on society unequally with socially excluded people able to access fewer facilities than others but suffering more from the externalities. The paper is concluded by discussion about various interventions that have been used to address social exclusion by reducing the barriers to access.

Type: Article
Title: Transport, social exclusion and health
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2015.07.006
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2015.07.006
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015. This manuscript version is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.
Keywords: Social exclusion, Barriers to travel, Transport externalities, Access, Interventions
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1476312
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