versão impressa ISSN 1657-9267
PARDO, Carlos F; OYUELA-VARGAS, Raúl; GARCIA, Juliana e OCHOA, Natalia. Time, speed and space perception in three modes of transport. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2005, vol.4, n.3, pp. 339-348. ISSN 1657-9267.
The project intended to see if people would perceive various aspects of a trip depending on the mode of transport used, being TransMilenio (Bogotá BRT) or bus. Though speed in TransMilenio was actually higher, passengers of the latter perceived it as faster and less safe. Distance was perceived as higher than real in TransMilenio and the contrary was found in regular bus passengers. Time was perceived as shorter in the case of TransMilenio passengers than in regular bus passengers. Further conclusions are drawn in the study regarding the usefulness of the data in passenger’s attitude toward services and perception of safety during public transport trips. As a theoretical issue, time and space perception are discussed relating them to speed perception.
Palavras-chave : Perception; time; speed; space; transport; transport psychology.