Hodkinson, Antony (2013) The Preston Tramway network: An assessment on public opinion and the implications of the proposed Preston tramway. [Dissertation]
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The need to have a more sustainable mode of transport in a modern city is important as it will help to cut down on the amount of cars and buses being used thus improving the quality of the air and easing traffic congestion.
Surveys were conducted online and in the street at random. The survey was designed to establish whether the general population had any knowledge of a tram system for the Preston area, and what was their opinion of a tram system and whether the majority would be in support of a more sustainable and more eco-friendly form of transportation.
The research revealed that only 21% of the people surveyed have thought about their carbon footprint and only 34% have taken into consideration their carbon footprint and have tried to reduce carbon emissions by cutting down on any carbon emissions by traveling by other means than car/bus. The majority of people would consider using the LRT network if it was constructed. The research also uncovered that a staggeringly large amount of people had no knowledge of a proposed tram system in Preston.
The only limitation to the research was gathering a sufficient amount of surveys due to the public shying away from answering the survey.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||tram system; carbon footprint; Preston|
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Forensic and Applied Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Hayley Gayle Moran|
|Deposited On:||09 Sep 2013 11:41|
|Last Modified:||28 Dec 2015 11:44|
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