The impacts of Internet use upon activity participation and travel: results from a longitudinal diary-based panel study

Kenyon, Susan (2010) The impacts of Internet use upon activity participation and travel: results from a longitudinal diary-based panel study. Transportation Research Part C, 18 (1). pp. 21-35. ISSN 0968-090X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2009.04.014

Abstract

At the outset of this research, two fields of transport research were in the ascendant. The first reflected technological change, considering the growth of new information and communications technologies and their impacts for transport systems and travel behaviour. The second reflected social change, considering the growth in inequality and disadvantage and the contribution of transport systems and travel behaviour to the same. This paper investigates a potential link between the two, exploring the hypothesis that virtual mobility, via the Internet, could provide a viable alternative to physical mobility in reducing mobility-related social exclusion. The paper presents data from a longitudinal, panel-based diary study. Results support the hypothesis that virtual mobility can provide a viable alternative to physical mobility in reducing aspects of mobility-related exclusion, by providing additional accessibility (virtual accessibility) without an increase in physical mobility. Furthermore, there is no evidence in this research to support a link between physical mobility and virtual mobility; and no evidence to suggest a negative effect of virtual mobility for sociability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Internet; ICTs; personal travel; diary study; longitudinal; panel; social exclusion.
Subjects: T Technology
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Susan Kenyon
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 14:32
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2013 11:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23066 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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