Transport and social exclusion: investigating the possibility of promoting inclusion through virtual mobility

Kenyon, S.L. and Lyons, G. and Raffety, J. (2002) Transport and social exclusion: investigating the possibility of promoting inclusion through virtual mobility. Journal of Transport Geography, 10 (3). pp. 207-219. ISSN 0966-6923. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper introduces a mobility dimension to social exclusion, suggesting a strong correlation between a lack of access to adequate mobility and lack of access to opportunities, social networks, goods and services. This correlation exists as both a cause and consequence of social exclusion. The authors question the likelihood that increased physical mobility, by car or public transport, can, by itself, provide a fully viable or sustainable solution to mobility-related aspects of social exclusion. This paper cautiously suggests that the use of information and communications technologies could enable a new, virtual mobility, enabling an Internet-based increase in accessibility as an alternative to an increase in physical mobility. Finally, consideration is given to the possibility of a virtual mobility-related dimension of exclusion and to the possible social implications of inclusion of virtual mobility in an integrated transport strategy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Accessibility; Virtual mobility; Social exclusion; Information and communications technologies (ICTs); Internet
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2008 00:45
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 23:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8070 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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