School travel modes in Brisbane

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Drawing on evidence from four schools Claire Ridgewell, Neil Sipe and Nick Buchanan find that far fewer children are cycling or walking to school than in previous generations, and that more and more are being driven to school by car. Schools in different locations have different travel patterns, however, with two schools in suburban areas having higher percentages of car travel compared to schools in the inner city and in a master planned development. Despite the influence of the built environment, the most common reasons for car use related to parental safety concerns.

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