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|Title:||Car ownership and attitudes towards transport modes for shopping purposes in Singapore|
|Citation:||Ibrahim, M.F. (2003). Car ownership and attitudes towards transport modes for shopping purposes in Singapore. Transportation 30 (4) : 435-457. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1024701011162|
|Abstract:||The heightening of issues, such as sustainable development and environmental pollution have resulted in many governments pursuing transport policies which aim to promote the use of public transport modes, including walking, as well as discourage the use of the car for various activities, such as shopping, work, recreation, etc. However, little has been done on understanding shoppers' perceptions of transport modes for shopping purposes. Particularly, not much research has been done on examining the attitudes of car owners and non-car owners towards transport modes for shopping purposes. Using Singapore as a study area, this study has attempted to analyse car owners and non-car owners' perceptions of the different types of transport modes (i.e., car, taxi, bus, mass rapid transit and walk) in their shopping trips. The research found that each transport mode has its own unique set of attributes. In addition, car owners and non-car owners portray different attitudes towards the public transport modes and the car. This calls for different strategies for these two groups of shoppers in encouraging them to use the public transport modes and restrain the use of the car.|
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