Transport poverty and its adverse social consequences

Lucas, K., Mattioli, G., Verlinghieri, E. and Guzman, A. 2016. Transport poverty and its adverse social consequences. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport. 169 (TR6), pp. 353-365. https://doi.org/10.1680/jtran.15.00073

TitleTransport poverty and its adverse social consequences
TypeJournal article
AuthorsLucas, K., Mattioli, G., Verlinghieri, E. and Guzman, A.
Abstract

Transport poverty is an issue that has never fully captured the interests of the transport engineering profession in either the ‘global north’ or ‘global south’ and yet it is a problem that adversely affects the daily lives of millions of people across the globe. What precisely constitutes transport poverty is not adequately articulated within academic, policy or infrastructure design literature. This paper aims to demonstrate how the different ways that academic studies and policy programmes have defined and recorded the problem of transport poverty is directly related to the ways in which it has been subsequently addressed in practice. The overall impression is one of inadequacy, fragmentation, inconsistency and tokenistic treatment of an issue that potentially affects anywhere between 10 to 90% of all households, depending on which definition is used and which country is being considered. This suggests that it is a far greater problem than the transport profession has previously been prepared to recognise and one that requires its urgent attention given the continuing trends for mass migration, urbanisation and wealth concentration within and between the ‘global north’ and ‘global south’.

1. Introduction

JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport
Journal citation169 (TR6), pp. 353-365
ISSN1753-7789
Year2016
PublisherICE Publishing
Publisher's version
License
CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1680/jtran.15.00073
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Publication dates
Published in printNov 2016
Published online03 Mar 2016

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