An Art Installation: We live within the sky, not beneath it

What would it look like if all the 0 to 18 year old’s in Bath got in a car each working day? 25,000 REASONS TO #getoutofyourcar

  • At peak morning rush hour there are 40,000 car journeys in Bath.
  • WHAT DOES INDEPENDENT TRAVEL LOOK LIKE?
  • 2 in 3 parents drive their children to their friend’s homes, parks and sports.
  • A typical parent drives 5000 miles a year on escorting journeys.
  • People in the highest household income group travel more than twice as far by car as people in the lowest income group.
  • Walking accounts for around a third of trips for children and a lower share for adults, overall 22% of trips are made by walking.
  • Many young people attend a day care/school their parents consider to be the best available for them rather than the closest to them.
  • In the city of Bath there are approximately)
    4141 Private School children (B&NES data)
    10,081 State School Children aged 5-15 years(B&NES data)
    4092 0-4 year olds (census 2011)
    3302 16-18 year olds (census 2011)
    There are approximately 21616 young people aged 18 or under who either live or attend school in Bath. In percentage terms this means that there is little transport data, if any for 34.2% of people 18 and under.
  • In 1990 it was estimated that escorting children to school took up 900 million hours.
  • The increase in the personal freedom and choice from widening car ownership has been gained at the cost of the loss of freedom and choice for children.

IF WE CAN BUILD A SUCCESSFUL CITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WE CAN BUILD A SUCCESSFUL CITY FOR ALL PEOPLE

 

#getoutofyourcar

This work was shown at the exhibition “#getoutofyourcar: Fringe Arts Bath 2018”