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Transport and poverty in Britain

Mackett, RL; Titheridge, H; (2015) Transport and poverty in Britain. In: (Proceedings) TPM 2015: 13th Annual Transport Practitioners Meeting. Green open access

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Abstract

Travel offers the means to reach essential opportunities such as jobs, education, shops, and friends, which affect the quality of life. Lack of mobility is inextricably linked to social disadvantage and exclusion. Those lacking the resources and transport options required to travel can become deprived from interacting with the (whole extent of) opportunities offered by society. Travel by modes other than walking generally requires money. Faster modes such as the car and train tend to be more expensive than slower modes such as the bus and cycling; those who can afford these faster modes can reach a wider range of opportunities in a given time. Providing transport facilities or reducing financial (and other) barriers to travel can offer ways to address poverty, through, for example, widening the range of opportunities for employment and education that can be reached. Transport can help to reduce poverty by increasing economic efficiency and enhancing opportunities. These issues are discussed in the paper.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Transport and poverty in Britain
Event: TPM 2015: 13th Annual Transport Practitioners Meeting
Location: London Metropolitan University, London, UK
Dates: 01 July 2015 - 02 July 2015
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Resources/TPM
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Poverty, Transport
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/1476544
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