In many cities of the developing world, the rapid rise in population coupled with the limited financial resources available for investment in urban infrastructure has led to severe transport and mobility constraints. These problems are exacerbated by locating the low income on city fringes where land is available but employment opportunities are scarce, thereby generating
substantial demand for low cost travel to workplaces and other amenities.
The paper discusses the findings from a travel survey in Pune, India. This survey forms part of a research project, funded by the UK Overseas Development Administration, aimed at identifying those factors which influence travel demand in low income households, and the problems and constraints faced by females in terms of mobility and accessibility. It is hoped that the results will provide transport policy makers with an improved
understanding of travel constraints and thereby enable the formulation of better transport development projects in the future. This should enable the low income, and especially women, to have improved accessibility to the transport network, and hence mobility.
76th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 12-17, 1997. TRL - Crowthorne, UK. pp. 31