Transport expenditure and affordability : the cost of being mobile

Show simple item record Venter, C.J. (Christoffel Jacobus) 2011-05-11T08:50:30Z 2011-05-11T08:50:30Z 2011-03
dc.description.abstract Measuring and understanding the transport expenditure patterns of households and individuals is critically important for formulating pro-poor transport policies, as well as for monitoring their effectiveness. This paper reviews evidence on transport expenditure and affordability in South Africa, focusing especially on low-income and mobility constrained persons. The results indicate that a person's location along the urban-rural continuum significantly affects both their transport expenditure levels and the perceived severity of their transport affordability problems. Public transport users in displaced urban settlements and isolated deep rural locations and medium-income car commuters in suburbs and urban townships face the highest transport expenditure and affordability problems. Disabled and elderly people were found to have similar expenditure patterns and perceptions as travellers at large. Spatially targeted interventions in both transport supply and land use policy are suggested to address transport affordability problems in South Africa. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Venter, C 2011, 'Transport expenditure and affordability : The cost of being mobile', Development Southern Africa, vol. 28, no. 1, pp.121-140. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0376-835X
dc.identifier.issn 1470-3637 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/0376835X.2011.545174
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.rights © 2011 Development Bank of Southern Africa. This is an electronic version of an article published in Development Southern Africa, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 121-140, March 2011. Transport expenditure and affordability: The cost of being mobile is available online at: []. This article is embargoed by the publisher until issue November 2012. en_US
dc.subject Transport cost en_US
dc.subject Affordability en_US
dc.subject Disability en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Livelihoods en_US
dc.subject Public transport en_US
dc.title Transport expenditure and affordability : the cost of being mobile en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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