The family and the school run: What would make a real difference?

01 June 2000

Using data from the National Travel Survey, a small in-depth household survey, and a national public attitude survey, the study has examined the 'school run' and what might be done to enable parents to reduce their car use. It investigates existing travel patterns and the contribution the 'school run' makes to traffic congestion; it asks why more parents are choosing to take their children to/from school by car, and what barriers need to be overcome before parents feel confident to let their children travel in other ways.

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