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Exploring the Role of Transportation in Fostering Social Exclusion: The Use of GIS to Support Qualitative Data

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  • Talia McCray

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  • Nicole Brais

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    Travel behavior data collection methodologies have not captured the why of demand nor unsatisfied demand. This has left a gap in the development of methodology that can adequately address the role that transport plays in fostering social exclusion. This paper presents one innovative technique that utilizes GIS to organize and analyze data taken from focus groups and the self-mapping of individual space. Implications for transportation planning include redefining how networks are conceived to include not just road and bus networks, but also the spatio-temporal networks constructed by low-income people as they organize their activities. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Networks and Spatial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 397-412

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:netspa:v:7:y:2007:i:4:p:397-412

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    Keywords: Social exclusion; GIS; Qualitative analysis; Quebec City; Women; Activity; Accessibility; Transportation;

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    1. Spinney, Jamie E.L. & Scott, Darren M. & Newbold, K. Bruce, 2009. "Transport mobility benefits and quality of life: A time-use perspective of elderly Canadians," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 1-11, January.
    2. McCray, Talia, 2009. "Engaging disadvantaged populations in transport studies: Linking modal use and perceptions of safety to activity patterns," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 3-7.

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