Conference paper

Children’s rights in local government transport policies: getting it right through shifting conventions

In the context of Western social norms, car-based mobilities of children are generally seen as unavoidable outcomes of our modern society. This paper explores the general assumptions that guide various local government transport policies and social practices including the expectation that children are best accompanied...
Conference paper

Families, children and car: the environmental cost of chauffeuring children

Parenting responsibilities in the context of children’s mobility have been subject to a substantial change over the last few decades. Children’s current activities and travel patterns are significantly different to the previous generations when they were at the same age. Today’s children are exposed to...
Journal article

Children's everyday freedoms: local government policies on children and sustainable mobility in two Australian states

While the significant contribution of transport in greenhouse gas emissions is well researched, the pivotal role that children's transport plays in these trends is not fully understood.
Journal article

Children and sustainable mobility: small feet making smaller carbon footprints

Whilst there is an extensive body of research on the social and environmental concerns associated with private car usage and the role of the built environment and urban form in sustainable travel, there is limited focus on children’s active contribution to these trends, both as...
Conference paper

Unlocking the social and environmental benefits of child friendly places through active travel and active play

This paper discusses the preliminary findings of surveys from senior primary school aged children. The questions from these surveys capture the participants’ travel patterns and their use of public places along with their play habits. The concept of ecological psychology, namely affordances, behaviour settings and...