Children’s Walking to School: Driving and impeding factors

Mansoureh Rezasoltani, Mostafa Behzadfar, Ismail Said

Abstract


Motorized travel mode to school affects children’s interaction with the environments in their journey that causes many consequences for them. With a focus on children’s and parents’ perception regarding  the environment, this paper addresses some factors that affect children’s travel mode choice in their school journey in Iran. The method used in this study was the analysis of collected data through questionnaire and interview. The results revealed the relations of three significant factors influencing children’s walking mode choice in their school way. Identified factors can lead to design appropriate settings in their routes that can cause benefits for children and parents.

Keywords: Children’s environment; Travel mode; School journey; Independent mobility

2398-4295 © 2017 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21834/ajbes.v2i7.38

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