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Transportation disadvantage and activity participation in the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan

Adeel, Muhammad and Yeh, Anthony Gar-On and Zhang, Feng (2016) Transportation disadvantage and activity participation in the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan. Transport Policy, 47. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0967-070X

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2015.12.001

Abstract

This paper explores public transport related issues and their impact on activity participation in everyday life in the Pakistani urban context. The study is based on primary data collected through questionnaire survey from four case study communities in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, each of whom experience reduced access to public transport. Results show that out of home activity uptake is gender segregated. Men were more likely to travel for almost all activities. They were also more likely to either walk or use public transport for daily activity participation. On the other hand, women participated less frequently in the out of home activities. They were more likely to use personal automobile as well. Quantitative analyses highlight that transport related issues such as the financial costs of travel, availability and quality of public transport played a major role in shaping individual's activity participation. People often cut down their activities that required the use of motorized, particularly public transport. Women appeared to be additionally disadvantaged due to limited access to economic resources and increased reliance on personal means of transportation in the study area.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09670...
Additional Information: © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 15:23
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 10:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65025

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