Impact of COnstructing Non-motorised Networks and Evaluating Changes in Travel
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Task: apply common core research module

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We will apply a common core research module at each case-study site. This will consist of:

  1. a baseline ('before') postal household survey before the new infrastructure is opened to collect demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and baseline data on mediators and behaviour;
  2. baseline fieldwork to establish an understanding of the pre-intervention context (field visits, photographs, observations of travel behaviour at key locations or along key routes, and interviews with key local stakeholders);
  3. a follow-up ('after') survey of the original cohort of survey respondents to identify changes in primary and secondary outcomes of interest after one year (to control for possible seasonal variation in travel behaviour), and
  4. repeating parts of the baseline fieldwork to assist with interpretation and explanation of the quantitative survey findings.

A total sample of 6,000 useable responses is envisaged from the baseline survey and 3,600 responses in the follow-up survey.

Using multivariate regression modelling and/or multilevel modelling as appropriate, we will analyse changes in the primary and secondary outcome measures of interest and their relationships with:

  1. demographic group (age and sex),
  2. socioeconomic status (e.g. household income and car ownership),
  3. proximity to the intervention (e.g. by assigning respondents' home addresses to concentric buffers around access points for the new infrastructure), and
  4. changes in putative mediating factors (psychosocial characteristics, perceptions of the local environment, and accessibility of local services and opportunities).


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