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'Sustainable transport choices' in consumer shopping: a review of the UK evidence

Guy, Clifford Malcolm 2009. 'Sustainable transport choices' in consumer shopping: a review of the UK evidence. International Journal of Consumer Studies 33 (6) , pp. 652-658. 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2009.00818.x

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In the UK, as elsewhere in Europe, government policy aims to reduce the use of private cars for consumer shopping trips. One major instrument of policy aims to ensure that new retail development is located in places accessible by all transport modes. This paper reviews the effectiveness of this and other such policies through analysis of survey evidence relating to routine shopping behaviour in the UK. It appears that these policies are likely to have little impact upon shopping travel, given the advantages to the consumer of private car use. However, demographic trends and increasing use of the Internet for food shopping are likely to stabilize or even reduce the use of private cars in the future.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Convenience shopping ; Shopping travel ; Consumer behaviour ; Sustainability
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1470-6423
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:08

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