No Way to Go: Transport and Social Disadvantage in Australian Communities

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No Way to Go:
Transport and Social Disadvantage in Australian Communities

Edited by Graham Currie, Janet Stanley and John Stanley

Urban sprawl and sparse living are pervasive in Australia. Despite high levels of car ownership, many Australians do not have access to a private car for their travel needs. These people, often from marginalised groups in society such as young people, those on low incomes, older people, indigenous Australians and those with disabilities, face difficulties accessing services, facilities and activities. What are the personal and social costs of lack of access to transport on individual and community well-being? How, and to what extent, do poor transport options contribute to disadvantage?

No Way to Go is an edited collection of papers that discuss the links between transport disadvantage and social exclusion in Australia. The book begins by exploring the global context for the Australian experience, with a series of papers from international contributors. In the second section, case studies based on recent empirical research examine the situation from the perspectives of different marginalised groups in Australian society. The book concludes by examining the implications for Australian social and transport policy.

About this book

Publisher:Monash University Publishing

Publication date: September 2007

Format: Paperback

Pages: xx + 232 pages

Dimensions: 165mm wide by 245mm high

Weight: .56kg

ISBN 978-0-9803616-2-9 (paperback)

ISBN 978-0-9803616-3-6 (online)

Note: this book is available to read as a free download in HTML or ePub formats, fromhttp://www.epress.monash.edu/nwtg/about.html.

More Information
ISBN 9780980361629
Publisher Name Monash University Publishing
Item Dimensions 165mm wide by 245mm high
Pages 232
Contact Name Monash Publishing
Contact Email publishing@monash.edu