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Title: Factors influencing school travel mode choice in Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Adom-Asamoah, Gifty
Asare Okyere, Seth
Senayah, Ebenezer Ato K.
Keywords: School travel/trip
Transport modes
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: International Journal of Development and Sustainability
Citation: International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Volume 4 Number 1 (2015): Pages 1-17
Abstract: This paper provides an understanding of the travel modes choices of school children in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. The changes in the morphology of the city, location of educational institutions and the transportation of school children is critical for the urban planning and transport sector; yet not adequately explored. Through a survey carried out in the metropolis in 2012, this study presents an analysis of the factors shaping school travel modes among school children in both private and public schools. In all 304 pupils were surveyed through quota sampling to know the differing modes used for the school travel in the metropolis and complemented with questionnaires to parents / guardians of the selected pupils. Findings from the study revealed that private school children relied extensively on motorised transport modes as compared to non-motorised modes in public schools; parental influence and level of spatial interaction were also identified as influential factors. The need for a concerted stakeholder policy strategy for a convenient, safe and effective transport was suggested as crucial for improving school based trips and educational improvement in the metropolis.
Description: An article published by International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Volume 4 Number 1 (2015): Pages 1-17
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10570
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