A troublesome transport challenge? Working round the school run

Jain, J., Line, T. and Lyons, G. (2011) A troublesome transport challenge? Working round the school run. Journal of Transport Geography, 19 (6). pp. 1608-1615. ISSN 0966-6923

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.04.007

Abstract

Transport policy and practice could be challenged by the future of women’s mobility if it means an increasing reliance on the car. The paper examines the contextual relationship between the journey to school/childcare and the journey to work undertaken by eleven women who work part-time. It considers what the problems these women face in managing their time–space commitments and argues that time is the central problem. Transport can be a solution and a further problem in negotiating the competing time needs of work and family schedules. The research indicates the role ICTs, notably the mobile phone, play in mitigating individual transport problems, thus solutions to the problem of women’s time may not be sustainable.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:everyday travel, ICTs, women, school run, commute, transport, car
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:16008
Deposited By: Dr J. Jain
Deposited On:22 Nov 2011 14:31
Last Modified:22 Sep 2013 19:56

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