To bus or not to bus? How culture affects public transport use

8 May 2019
Public bus
Dr Pojani – who takes the bus to work – believes that biases toward public transport run deep, and may help foster – or hinder – support for public transport.

Stark cultural differences in attitudes to public transport have been revealed by an international study featuring a University of Queensland academic.

Researchers interviewed commuters in Anglo and Nordic countries including the United States, the Netherlands and Australia, and Asian nations such as China and India in an attempt to unpick the symbolism associated with public transport uptake.

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