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Flexi-mobility: Helping local authorities unlock low carbon travel?

Chatterton, Tim; Williams, D.; Marsden, G.; Mullen, C.; Anable, J.; Docherty, I.; Faulconbridge, J.; Cass, N.; Roby, H.; Doughty, K.


Tim Chatterton

D. Williams

G. Marsden

C. Mullen

J. Anable

I. Docherty

J. Faulconbridge

N. Cass

H. Roby

K. Doughty


This paper sets out eight key contentions about the need to re-think transport policy that emerged from three years of quantitative and qualitative research into people’s travel practices. Based on these contentions we suggest the need for a ‘toolkit’ to be assembled to take a new approach to enabling a transition to the wider use of low carbon mobility. This approach would be centred around evidence that there is much wider variation and flexibility in people’s travel patterns than has previously been recognised. Cultivation of this could allow sustainable transport policy, particularly at a local level, to set ambitious but achievable goals that aim to get more people, travelling by non-car modes more of the time, rather than seeking to achieve complete changes in travel practices all of the time.


Chatterton, T., Williams, D., Marsden, G., Mullen, C., Anable, J., Docherty, I., …Doughty, K. (2015, January). Flexi-mobility: Helping local authorities unlock low carbon travel?. Paper presented at University Transport Studies Group (UTSG) 47th Annual Conference, London

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name University Transport Studies Group (UTSG) 47th Annual Conference
Start Date Jan 5, 2015
End Date Jan 7, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 6, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords local authority,
transport policy,
low carbon
Publisher URL
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : University Transport Studies Group (UTSG) 47th Annual Conference


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