The Challenge of Using Public Transport: Descriptions by People with Cognitive Functional Limitations

Authors

  • Jenny Rosenkvist
  • Ralf Risser
  • Susanne Iwarsson
  • Kerstin Wendel
  • Agneta Ståhl

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.v2i1.97

Keywords:

usability, accessibility, semi-structured interviews, environment, urban areas

Abstract

This paper describes the findings of a study aiming to achieve deeper insight into reasons people with cognitive functional limitations cease to use public transport. Semi-structured interviews in combination with a qualitative content analysis were performed with nine participants. The results showed that reasons not to use public transport were to some degree a usability problem—both real and imagined. Other reasons were that participants had changed from buses or trains to other modes of transport or had psychologically adapted themselves to a new situation which meant that they did not miss using public transport.

Published

2009-03-27

How to Cite

Rosenkvist, J., Risser, R., Iwarsson, S., Wendel, K., & Ståhl, A. (2009). The Challenge of Using Public Transport: Descriptions by People with Cognitive Functional Limitations. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.v2i1.97

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