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Transport infrastructure, urban structure and the trip to school - a case study of Luenen (NRW)

Despite the early contribution of Germany to research about child mobility there are virtually no studies from Germany that investigate child mobility under the perspective of a multitude of influences in a systematic and multivariate way. The available national travel surveys permit to do so only to a very limited extent, because essential variables are missing. In a questionnaire survey conducted in the Master thesis by Stefan Lohmüller suitable, high quality data were collected in early 2017. Parents of children attending one of seven primary schools in Lünen (form 1-4) were asked about their children's school trips.

In order to study the impact of urban form and transport infrastructure along the trip, that are of particular interest from the perspective of urban development and transport planning, relevant variables need to be matched with the questionnaire data. Such data are extracted from digital sources, collected on site, and processed in the project. The results of the subsequent analysis will be published in academic papers, but will also be discussed with a broader public at an information evening including the municipal adminstration, police, schools, parents etc.



Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Förderkennziffer: SCHE 1692/7-1

Project start and termination:

07/2017 to 06/2018

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Prof. Dr. Joachim Scheiner
Associate Professor
Forschung - Lehre

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