Transport reading list

The following is a selection of books and journal articles on transport issues. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.

Bezyak, J.L., Sabella, S.A. and Gattis, R.H. (2017) ‘Public transportation: An investigation of barriers for people with disabilities’, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 28, 1: 52-60.

Bourn, R. (2011) No entry! Transport barriers facing young people. London: Intergenerational Foundation.

Butcher, L. (2018) Access to transport for disabled people. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper no. 601, London: House of Commons.

Civil Aviation Authority (2018) Supporting people with hidden disabilities at UK airports. London: Civil Aviation Authority.

Civitas (2017) Gender equality and mobility: mind the gap! London: Civitas.

Clery, E., Kiss, Z. Taylor, E. and Gill, V. (2017) Disabled people’s travel behaviour and attitudes to travel. London: Department for Transport.

Curl, A. and Musselwhite, C. (eds.) (2018) Geographies of transport and ageing. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Delbosc, A., McDonald, N., Stokes, G., Lucas, K., Circella, G. and Lee, Y. (forthcoming, 2019) ‘Millennials in cities: comparing travel behaviour trends across six case study regions’, Cities, 90: 1-14.

Denson, C. (2015) ‘Public sector transportation for people with disabilities: A satisfaction survey’, Journal of Rehabilitation, 66, 3: 29-37.

Department for Transport (2018) The inclusive transport strategy: achieving equal access for disabled people. London: HM Government. Available at:

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) Your rights to fly: what you need to know, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015) Your passport to a smooth journey (Top tips for disabled and less mobile air passengers). Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Being disabled in Britain: A journey less equal. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission, pp.124-28.

European Commission (2014) She moves: women’s issues in transportation. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Gekoski, A., Gray, J.M., Adler, J.R. and Horvath, M.A.H. (2017) ‘The prevalence and nature of sexual harassment and assault against women and girls on public transport: an international review’, Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 3, 1: 3-16.

Hamilton, K., Jenkins, L. Hodgson, F. and Turner, J. (2005) Promoting gender equality and transport. EOC Working Paper Series no. 34. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Holley-Moore, G. and Creighton, H. (2015) The future of transport in an ageing society. London: ICL-UK.

House of Commons Transport Committee (2013) Access to transport for disabled people. Volumes 1 & 2, London: The Stationery Office. 

Jolly, D., Priestley, M. and Matthews, B. (2006) Secondary analysis of existing

data on disabled people’s use and experiences of public transport in Great Britain: a research report for the Disability Rights Commission. London: Disability Rights Commission.

Lucas, K. (2012) ‘Transport and social exclusion: where are we now?’ Transport Policy, 20: 105-13.

Mackett, R. (2012) Overcoming the barriers to access for older people. London: Age Action Alliance.

Marsden, G., Cattan, M., Jopson, A. and Woodward, J. (2008) Older people and transport: integrating transport planning tools and user needs. London: Strategic Promotion of Ageing Research Capacity.

Moore, J., Lucas, K. and Bate, J. (2013) Social disadvantage and transport in the UK: a trip-based approach. Working Paper no. 1063. Oxford: Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford.

Musselwhite, C. (ed.). (2017) Transport, travel and later life. Bingley: Emerald.

Musselwhite, C.B.A. and Haddad, H. (2018) ‘Older people’s travel and mobility needs. A reflection of a hierarchical model 10 years on’, Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 19, 2: 87-105.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (2003) Making the connections: final report on transport and social exclusion. Report by the Social Exclusion Unit. London: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Ohnmacht, T., Maskim, H. and Bergman, M.M. (eds). (2009) Mobilities and inequality. Farnham: Ashgate.

Pearson, A. (2018) ‘The debate about wheelchair spaces on buses goes "round and round": access to public transport for people with disabilities as a human right’, Northern Ireland Law Quarterly, 69, 1: 1-17.

Schwanen, T., Lucas, K. Akyelken, N., Cisternas Solsona, D., Carrasco, J.A. and Neutens, T. (2015) ‘Rethinking the links between social exclusion and transport disadvantage through the lens of social capital,’ Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 74: 123-35.

Shergold, I.  (2019) ‘Taking part in activities, an exploration of the role of discretionary travel in older people's wellbeing’, Journal of Transport & Health, 12: 195-205.

Shergold, I., Lyons, G. and Hubers, C. (2016) ‘Future mobility in an ageing society – where are we heading?’ Journal of Transport and Health, 2, 1: 86-94.

Shrestha, B.P. (2017) ‘Review of public transport needs of older people in European context’, Journal of Population Ageing, 10 4: 343-61.

Titheridge, H., Christie, N., Mackett, R., Oviedo Hernandez, D. and Ye, R. (2014) Transport and poverty: A review of the evidence. London: University College London.

Tyler, N. (2002) Accessibility and the bus system: from concepts to practice. London: ICE Publishing.

Uteng, T.P and Cresswell, T. (eds.) (2009) Gendered mobilities. London: Routledge.

Wright, T. (2016) Gender and sexuality in male dominated occupations: women working in construction and transport. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Last updated: 17 May 2019