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  • Eric Britton
    Welcome to the Children and Mobility website This website contains information and documents about the workshop on Children and Traffic held in Copenhagen
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 13, 2002
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      Welcome to the Children and Mobility website

       

      This website contains information and documents about the workshop on Children and Traffic held in Copenhagen 2002, the Network on Children and Mobility and other relevant information about children and mobility. 

       

      http://www.flux.teksam.ruc.dk/FLUX_UK/ChildrenMob/index_uk_ChildrenMob.htm

       

      Thyra Uth Thomsen, Ph.D.

      Assistant Research Professor (forskningsadjunkt)

       

      FLUX - Center of Transport Research

      Dept. of Environment, Technology and Social Studies, House 11.1

      Roskilde University

      P.O. 260

      DK-4000 Roskilde

      Denmark

       

      Tel: +45 4674 2544

      Fax: +45 4674 3041

      E-mail: tut@...

      Web: http://www.flux.teksam.ruc.dk

       

       

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      Some good Links from this good site:

       

       

      Transport Management Research Centre at Middelsex University Business School draws on staff across the University who share a common interest in transport management. Their aim is to develop innovative solutions to fundamental problems, working in small teams that capitalise on a range of expertise including statistical analysis, operational research, psychology, engineering, marketing, and IT.

      Link: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/www/roadtraffic/welcome.htm

       

      "Children's Perception of the Road Environment: the Implications for Highway Design - Analysis of Interviews and Video Recordings". Intermediate Report 01/14N, Middlesex University Business School - Transport Management Research Centre. Ken Lupton and Mariana Bayley. 

      This document describes and presents an analysis of the collected data. Video recordings of children's road crossing behaviour have been made at 21 sites at 18 junior and secondary schools in Hertfordshire and the London Boroughs of Barnet,
      Enfield and Haringey. At some of these schools engineering measures to improve safety are currently being introduced and 'before' filming has been carried out at these sites. 'After' filming will be carried out once these measures are in place.

      Link: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/www/roadtraffic/interview.pdf

       

      "Reducing Children's Car Use: The Health and Potential Car Dependency Impacts", University College London (UCL) - Centre for Transport Studies.

      According to the National Travel Survey, between 1985/86 and 1995/97 children aged 16 or less increased the percentage of their trips by car from 35% to 48%. Over the same period the percentage of trips to school by car went up from 16% to 29%. These trends have led to significant decreases in the amounts of walking and cycling by children. Whilst the reasons for these shifts are fairly clear, it is also clear that they may lead to significant problems. As the 1998 White Paper on Transport says: `Not walking or cycling to school means that children get much less exercise and builds in car dependency at an early age'. Whilst there is an intuitive logic to this statement, it raises a number of important research issues. The overall aim of this project is to address these issues.

      Link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/transport-studies/chcaruse.htm

       

       

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