Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Skateboarding as transportation: Findings from an exploratory study
by Walker, Tessa, M.U.S., Portland State University, 2013, 115; 1550586
Abstract (Summary)

In recent decades skateboarding has expanded from recreation into a form of transportation. Skateboarders appear to use roadways much as other non–motorized modes do. However, there is little academic research on the needs and characteristics of the skateboard as a mode. This research reports demographics, multi–modal and travel behavior findings, and other data from an exploratory mixed–methods study of skateboarding as a mode of transportation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dill, Jennifer
Commitee: Clifton, Kelly, Morgan, David
School: Portland State University
Department: Urban Studies
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: MAI 52/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Transportation planning, Urban planning
Keywords: Active transportation, Bike/ped, Multi-modal, Non-motorized, Subculture, Travel behavior
Publication Number: 1550586
ISBN: 978-1-303-66070-2
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