Social value orientations and attitudes towards public transport proposals
Correlation between social value orientations and attitudes towards public transport proposals
In this study, we explored to what extent social value orientations (SVOs) successfully predict the attitude of concerned community members regarding two different public construction proposals. The first proposal put forth the construction of a toll road near a suburb connecting it to the city, which makes it easier and quicker for people to get to work. It improves the infrastructure and only adds little to air pollution in the area – but 56 percent of the people who live in the community will not be able to afford to use it. The second proposal involved the building of a train line connecting outer suburbs. It does not provide transport to destinations most people want to reach regularly – but 31 percent of people living around the proposed rail line will save travelling costs and time. Building the train line is funded by taxpayers and will delay upgrades to roads in the nearby suburbs.