سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۰
محل انتشار: ششمین کنگره ملی مهندسی عمران
تعداد صفحات: ۶
Gholam Ali Shafabakhsh – Department of Civil Engineering University of Semnan, Iran
Mohammad Reza Rezaeian – Department of Civil Engineering University of Semnan, Iran
Meead Saberi Kalaee – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Portland State University
This study examines the factors that influence the mode choice of students traveling to and from school. A paper survey was developed and conducted to collect information of a large stratified sample of 7443 students between ages 7 and 17 in 78 schools in the city of Mashhad, Iran. The results confirmed this conclusion that students between ages 7 and 14 are more likely to walk and bike to school compared to ages 15 to 17. The results of the analysis conclude that students with lower income are more likely to walk or bike. While girls are less likely than boys to prefer walking or biking relative to traveling by school buses and cars. The research reported in this paper studied students traveling behavior and the barriers to them walking and biking to school. It was found that only 50 percent of Iranian students walk or bike to school. Results showed that the top barriers to students are fear of social/cultural stigma, school distance and safety. To encourage more students to walk and bike to school, it is recommended to develop national/regional/local Safe Routes to School programs.