Research Identifies Correlation between Residential Environment, Travel Behaviours
A qualitative research that seeks an in-depth understanding of residents relocating from a major city of the world to another, with a view to knowing how and to what extent a change in the residential environment affected people’s travel behaviour and attitudes, has shown that some residents maintained their travel behaviour, some complemented it, while some changed their behaviour to adapt to their new built environment.
Dr. Stella Aririguzoh of the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University, and three others researching on the theme ‘Qualitatively Exploring the Effect of Change in the Residential Environment on Travel Behaviour’, identified different levels of travel behaviour responses to the change in residential location as one key contribution to the subject matter.
While the finding of this study corroborated earlier studies,which suggested that residential neighbourhood affected travel mode choice and attitude, it also revealed that when in a new location, residents observed the features of their environment that provided the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings to cities and beyond, identifying palpable causes of stress, and making necessary efforts to address it with a change in travel behaviour.
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