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Title:Journey to work: modal split in Mabelreign suburb of Harare
Author:Jerie, Steven
Year:2010
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:26
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:93-107
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:passenger transport
commuting
public transport
urban transport
Transportation
Transportation--Planning
Choice of transportation
Transportation and state
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v026/26.2.jerie.pdf
Abstract:This study examines the factors that influence modes of travel used by commuters in the suburb of Mabelreign (Harare, Zimbabwe) as a first step towards isolating the causes of transport problems in this city. An attempt is also made to use simple travel models in determining modal split. Modal split is the proportionate division of the total number of choices between different methods or modes of travel (M.J. Bruton, 1992). Inconvenience factors, both from the service and vehicle comfort viewpoints, have greatly influenced the decline in public transport use and these include long waiting times, transfer times and congestion on roads leading to work places. In conclusion, modal choice is influenced by the characteristics of the traveller, the characteristics of the transportation system (including costs) and behavioural factors that include human perception about particular modes of travel. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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