A view from the cycle path)
Friday, 23 August 2013
Earlier today I wrote a blog post about how Londoners use cars for exactly the same journeys as the Dutch use bikes. However, there was more than just that in Transport for London’s data and at least one thing which I thought much more important: How people behave when they have children.
What happens when Londoners have children ?
UNICEF Index of child
well-being. High cycling
countries in orange.
TfL say that “Car trip rates are consistently around 50 per cent higher amongst residents of households with at least one child than those living in childless households across all income bands. Averaged across all income bands, adults in households with children make 0.93 car driver trips a day on average, compared to 0.58 car driver trips per person in households without children.”
They go on to say that “Parents of pre-school and primary school aged children have the highest car driver trip rates, and young adult households by far the lowest car driver trip rates.”