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Ungas fritidsresande – En studie av barn och ungdomars förutsättningar att resa hållbart på fritiden

Persson, Sofia LU and Fredriksson, Sara LU (2017) In 5000 VTT820 20171
Transport and Roads
Abstract
The aim of this master thesis was to examine the leisure travel conditions of children and adolescents. Results from The Swedish national travel survey 2011-2014 shows that journeys to leisure activities represents a great portion of the total travel and a significant share is made by car. Former research implies that active transport among youth improves physical and mental health, increases independence and affects the sustainable habits regarding travel in the adulthood. Traffic creates inaccessible cities for children due to unsafe traffic environment and retardant barriers. Unsafe traffic environment is an important reason why parents choose to drive their children by car. Our case study in the urban area of Lund shows that the local... (More)
The aim of this master thesis was to examine the leisure travel conditions of children and adolescents. Results from The Swedish national travel survey 2011-2014 shows that journeys to leisure activities represents a great portion of the total travel and a significant share is made by car. Former research implies that active transport among youth improves physical and mental health, increases independence and affects the sustainable habits regarding travel in the adulthood. Traffic creates inaccessible cities for children due to unsafe traffic environment and retardant barriers. Unsafe traffic environment is an important reason why parents choose to drive their children by car. Our case study in the urban area of Lund shows that the local buses reach many destinations for leisure activities but it also showed that several destinations is not accessible with commonly accepted distance to the closest stop. A weakness in the cycle path network of Lund was found in the center of the city where there were no separated cycle paths and cyclists share the space with cars and buses. An inventory of the nearest environment of two destinations for leisure activities in Lund shows that the travel conditions for children and adolescents can be much improved. (Less)
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author
Persson, Sofia LU and Fredriksson, Sara LU
supervisor
organization
course
VTT820 20171
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Trafik, Fritid, Barn, Hållbarhet, Lund
publication/series
5000
report number
303
ISSN
1653-1922
language
Swedish
id
8924299
date added to LUP
2017-09-29 10:14:20
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2017-09-29 10:14:20
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  abstract     = {The aim of this master thesis was to examine the leisure travel conditions of children and adolescents. Results from The Swedish national travel survey 2011-2014 shows that journeys to leisure activities represents a great portion of the total travel and a significant share is made by car. Former research implies that active transport among youth improves physical and mental health, increases independence and affects the sustainable habits regarding travel in the adulthood. Traffic creates inaccessible cities for children due to unsafe traffic environment and retardant barriers. Unsafe traffic environment is an important reason why parents choose to drive their children by car. Our case study in the urban area of Lund shows that the local buses reach many destinations for leisure activities but it also showed that several destinations is not accessible with commonly accepted distance to the closest stop. A weakness in the cycle path network of Lund was found in the center of the city where there were no separated cycle paths and cyclists share the space with cars and buses. An inventory of the nearest environment of two destinations for leisure activities in Lund shows that the travel conditions for children and adolescents can be much improved.},
  author       = {Persson, Sofia and Fredriksson, Sara},
  issn         = {1653-1922},
  keyword      = {Trafik,Fritid,Barn,Hållbarhet,Lund},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {5000},
  title        = {Ungas fritidsresande – En studie av barn och ungdomars förutsättningar att resa hållbart på fritiden},
  year         = {2017},
}