How the transport infrastructure of Milton Keynes affects the way people travel

MARUM, Georgina and PATTERSON, Alan (2017). How the transport infrastructure of Milton Keynes affects the way people travel. Natural Environment Research Transactions, 3 (1), 56-69.

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The new town of Milton Keynes (MK) is home to a globally renowned grid system, comprising vertical and horizontal grid roads, uniquely intertwined by a network of pedestrian and cycle paths, known as ‘Redways.’ This paper explores how this transport infrastructure affects the way the population of MK travels, through the use of a questionnaire survey and semi-structured interviews. A wide range of the relevant literature is reviewed and the data gained from the questionnaire and interviews is examined, using both quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis. The results reveal that the leading travel trend in MK is car use, with the car dominating as the most popular transport mode, to the considerable detriment of other transport modes. Overall, it is clear that MK’s transport infrastructure affects the way people choose to travel, in particular promoting car use.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Urban and Regional Studies
Departments: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Natural and Build Environment
Depositing User: Alan Patterson
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 15:00
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 14:47

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