“I drive outside of peak time to avoid traffic jams—Public transport is not attractive here.” Challenging discourses on travel to the University campus in Manila

Hickman, R., Lopez, N., Cao, M., Mella Lira, B. and Biona, J.B.M. 2018. “I drive outside of peak time to avoid traffic jams—Public transport is not attractive here.” Challenging discourses on travel to the University campus in Manila. Sustainability. 10 (5) 1462. doi:10.3390/su10051462

Title“I drive outside of peak time to avoid traffic jams—Public transport is not attractive here.” Challenging discourses on travel to the University campus in Manila
TypeJournal article
AuthorsHickman, R.
Lopez, N.
Cao, M.
Mella Lira, B.
Biona, J.B.M.
Abstract

One of the major narratives in transport policy internationally concerns the promotion of private versus public modes. The Global North has many examples where public transport, walking and cycling networks are well developed, yet examples from the Global South are less evident. There is a historical failure of replicating policies and practices from the Global North, particularly in perpetuating the highway building model, often unsuitable to the cultural contexts in the Global South. This paper examines individual attitudes and discourses concerning travel to De La Salle University campus, in Metro Manila, the Philippines. 42 participants are surveyed using Q methodology. Four discourses are developed, reflecting attitudes to growing automobility in Manila, public transport service provision, the difficulties of travelling in the city and the aspiration for increased comfort whilst travelling. Manila provides an example of the complexities in moving towards greater sustainable travel in the southeast Asian context where levels of private car usage are already high. It is hoped that a greater awareness of the problems of the current travel experiences might lead to us to seek different narratives, where transport systems can be developed which better serve social equity and environmental goals.

Keywordstransport
social equity
environment
discourse
Article number1462
JournalSustainability
Journal citation10 (5), p. 1462
ISSN2071-1050
Year2018
PublisherMDPI
Publisher's version
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.3390/su10051462
Web address (URL)https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/5/1462
Publication dates
Published07 May 2018
LicenseCC BY 4.0

Related outputs

Innovation Institution and Spatial Transfer of Energy Industry: The Case of Jiangsu Province, China
Gao, X., Zhai, K., Qiu, Y., Cao, M. and Wu, M. 2020. Innovation Institution and Spatial Transfer of Energy Industry: The Case of Jiangsu Province, China. Sage Open. 10 (1), pp. 1-19. doi:10.1177/2158244019900181

Transport, Social Equity and Capabilities in East Beijing
Cao, M. and Hickman, R. 2020. Transport, Social Equity and Capabilities in East Beijing. in: Chen, C., Pan, H., Shen, Q. and Wang, J.J.. (ed.) Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China Cheltenham Edward Elgar. pp. 317-332

Natural outdoor environment, neighbourhood social cohesion and mental health: Using multilevel structural equation modelling, streetscape and remote-sensing metrics
Yuqi Liu, Ruoyu Wang, Yi Lu, Zhigang Li, Hongsheng Chen, Cao, M., Yuerong Zhang and Yimeng Song 2020. Natural outdoor environment, neighbourhood social cohesion and mental health: Using multilevel structural equation modelling, streetscape and remote-sensing metrics. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 48 126576. doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126576

Using different approaches to evaluate individual social equity in transport
Cao, M., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Li, S. and Hickman, R. 2019. Using different approaches to evaluate individual social equity in transport. in: Hickman, R., Mella Lira, B., Givoni, M. and Geurs, K. (ed.) A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 209-228

Visualising urban gentrification and displacement in Greater London
Zhang, J., Chapple, K., Cao, M., Dennett, A. and Smith, D. 2019. Visualising urban gentrification and displacement in Greater London. Environment and Planning A. 0 (0), pp. 1-6. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1177/0308518X19880211

Understanding travel and differential capabilities and functionings in Beijing
Cao, M. and Hickman, R. 2019. Understanding travel and differential capabilities and functionings in Beijing. Transport Policy. 83, pp. 46-56. doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2019.08.006

Banning diesel vehicles in London: Is 2040 too Late?
Shammut, M., Cao, M., Zhang, Y., Papaix, C., Liu, Y. and Gao, X. 2019. Banning diesel vehicles in London: Is 2040 too Late? Energies. 12 (18) 3495. doi:10.3390/en12183495

Transport Economics Matters: Applying Economic Principles to Transportation in Great Britain
Spurling, D., Spurling, J. and Cao, M. 2019. Transport Economics Matters: Applying Economic Principles to Transportation in Great Britain. Boca Raton Brown Walker Press.

Urban transport and social inequities in neighbourhoods near underground stations in Greater London
Cao, M. and Hickman, R. 2019. Urban transport and social inequities in neighbourhoods near underground stations in Greater London. Transportation Planning and Technology . 42 (5), pp. 419-441. doi:10.1080/03081060.2019.1609215

The association between urban public transport infrastructure and social equity and spatial accessibility within the urban environment: An investigation of Tramlink in London
Cuthill, N., Cao, M., Liu, Y., Gao, X. and Zhang, Y. 2019. The association between urban public transport infrastructure and social equity and spatial accessibility within the urban environment: An investigation of Tramlink in London. Sustainability. 11 (5) 1229. doi:10.3390/su11051229

Public transport accessibility and housing value uplift: Evidence from the Docklands light railway in London
Zhe, S., Cao, M., Han, T. and Hickman, R. 2019. Public transport accessibility and housing value uplift: Evidence from the Docklands light railway in London. Case Studies on Transport Policy. 7 (3), pp. 607-616. doi:10.1016/j.cstp.2019.07.001

Car dependence and housing affordability: An emerging social deprivation issue in London?
Cao, M. and Hickman, R. 2017. Car dependence and housing affordability: An emerging social deprivation issue in London? Urban Studies. 55 (10), pp. 2088-2105. doi:10.1177/0042098017712682

Understanding capabilities, functionings and travel in high and low income neighbourhoods in Manila
Hickman, R., Cao, M., Mella Lira, B., Fillone, A. and Biona, J.B. 2017. Understanding capabilities, functionings and travel in high and low income neighbourhoods in Manila. Social Inclusion. 5 (4), pp. 161-174. doi:10.17645/si.v5i4.1083

Transport emissions in Beijing: A scenario planning approach
Cao, M., Chen, C-L. and Hickman, R. 2017. Transport emissions in Beijing: A scenario planning approach. Proceedings of the ICE - Transport. 170 (2), pp. 65-75. doi:10.1680/jtran.15.00093

Permalink - https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/qx084/-i-drive-outside-of-peak-time-to-avoid-traffic-jams-public-transport-is-not-attractive-here-challenging-discourses-on-travel-to-the-university-campus-in-manila


Share this
Tweet
Email

Usage statistics

7 total views
4 total downloads
0 views this month
0 downloads this month
These values are for the period from September 2nd 2018, when this repository was created

Export as