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Meeting Young People’s Mobility and Transport Needs: Review and Prospect

by 1,* and 2
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Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham DH13LE, UK
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Gender, Inclusion & Vulnerable Groups, High Volume Transport Research Programme, IMC Worldwide Consultants, London RH1 1LG, UK
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Sustainability 2019, 11(22), 6193; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su11226193
Received: 18 August 2019 / Revised: 23 October 2019 / Accepted: 25 October 2019 / Published: 6 November 2019
This paper reviews published and grey literature on young people’s daily transport and mobility experiences and potential, with the aim of identifying major research gaps. It draws on literature across a range of disciplines where interest in mobilities has expanded significantly over the last decade (transport studies; social sciences, notably geography and anthropology; health sciences). We focus particularly on young people from poorer households, since poverty and mobility intersect and interact in complex ways and this needs closer attention. Although youth transport issues are set in their global context, the focus on poverty encourages particular attention to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially countries in Africa and Asia. Key themes include education, employment, travel safety and the role of mobile technology. This review demonstrates how young people’s travel experiences, needs and risks are embedded in power relations and vary with gender, age and location. It also points to the scale and range of uncertainties that so many young people now face globally as they negotiate daily mobility (or immobility). Significant research gaps are identified, including the need for more in-depth action research involving young people themselves (especially in Asia), and greater attention to the impact of mobile technologies on travel practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: children; mobility; transport; Africa; Asia; youth voice; school; work; road safety children; mobility; transport; Africa; Asia; youth voice; school; work; road safety
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Porter, G.; Turner, J. Meeting Young People’s Mobility and Transport Needs: Review and Prospect. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6193. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su11226193

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Porter G, Turner J. Meeting Young People’s Mobility and Transport Needs: Review and Prospect. Sustainability. 2019; 11(22):6193. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su11226193

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Porter, Gina, and Jeff Turner. 2019. "Meeting Young People’s Mobility and Transport Needs: Review and Prospect" Sustainability 11, no. 22: 6193. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su11226193

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