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Qualitatively exploring the effect of change in the residential environment on travel behaviour

Farinloye, Temitope and Mogaji, Emmanuel and Aririguzoh, Stella A. and Anhkieu, tai (2019) Qualitatively exploring the effect of change in the residential environment on travel behaviour. Travel Behaviour and Society, 17. pp. 26-35.

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Qualitative research with residents relocating from London was undertaken to develop an understanding of how and to what extent a change in the residential environment affected people’s travel behaviour and attitudes. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and was thematically analysed. The findings reveal that when in a new location, residents observe the features of their built environment, identify the cause of their stress, and make efforts to address it with a change in travel behaviour. The key contribution of this study is the realisation of different levels of travel behaviour in response to a change in residential location – some residents maintained their travel behaviour, some complemented it, while some changed their behaviour to adapt to their new built environment. Theoretically, this research contributes to the extension of knowledge on travel behaviour as it focuses on suburbanising Londoners; the qualitative method adopted for this research also contributes to current knowledge. Practically, there is the potential of developing a travel behaviour change initiative around ridesharing and policy changes and initiatives to improve physical planning and sustainable travel.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 10:17
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 10:17

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