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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1981)

Document title

The need for rural public transport: a constraints-based case study

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STANLEY P. A. ; FARRINGTON J. H. ;

Abstract

The rationale for subsidy payment to rural bus services and the actual process of allocation are examined. The divergence between the two is shown to stem from a mistaken view of transport need. An alternative approach is developed, based on the analysis of three sets of constraints affecting accessibility. These are classed as the socio-economic characteristics of the population, the location and type of facilities to which the population may be assumed to require access, and the public transport system intended to provide access to these facilities. This approach is applied to the Skye and Lochalsh District in Highland Scotland in order to illustrate the basic workings of the methodology.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1981, vol. 72, no2 [pp. 62-80]

Bibliographic references : 51 réf.

Language

Anglais

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