Travel choices of informal worker in Kamukunji Metalwork cluster, Nairobi

Show simple item record Gichuna, S.W. Kinyanjui, M.N.
dc.contributor.editor Froschauer, Pauline.
dc.contributor.editor Cameron, Bill.
dc.contributor.editor Behrens, Roger.
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (32nd : 2013 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa 2013-11-07T12:10:46Z 2013-11-07T12:10:46Z 2013-07-08 July 2013 en_US
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: nigel@doctech URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 8-11 July 2013 "Transport and Sustainable Infrastructure", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_US
dc.description.abstract Travel is essential in people’s day to day lives. Through travel, people are able to access places, other people, goods and services that are separated across space and time. Governments informed by the needs of the people invest funds in infrastructural development to facilitate efficiency in travel. This study focused on the travel needs and modal choices of informal workers in Kamukunji metalwork cluster in Nairobi. Data was collected from a sample of 63 respondents through a field survey, travel diary and key informant interviews. The study found that informal workers in Kamukunji had unique travel patterns motivated by needs for social integration, commuting to work, sourcing raw materials and supply of end products to customers. The travel modes used to meet these needs were found to be specific to the travel purpose. Descriptive statistics, thematic analysis and Chi-Square tests were used in data analysis. The study concludes that the travel patterns and choices of informal workers in Kamukunji and the informal sector at large impact on travel and transport use in Nairobi. This is important for the stakeholders involved in planning and infrastructure development. en_US
dc.description.librarian mv2013 en_US
dc.format.extent 9 p. en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920017-62-0
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2013 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1A_Gichuna_Travel en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 6.0 en_US
dc.relation.requires 388.0967625
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Travel en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Modal choice en_US
dc.subject Informal workers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Kenya en_US
dc.title Travel choices of informal worker in Kamukunji Metalwork cluster, Nairobi en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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