Destinations that matter: associations with walking for transport

Cerin, Ester, Leslie, Eva, du Toit, Lorinne, Owen, Neville and Frank, Lawrence 2007, Destinations that matter: associations with walking for transport, Health and place, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 713-724, doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2006.11.002.

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Title Destinations that matter: associations with walking for transport
Author(s) Cerin, Ester
Leslie, Eva
du Toit, Lorinne
Owen, Neville
Frank, Lawrence
Journal name Health and place
Volume number 13
Issue number 3
Start page 713
End page 724
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2007-09
ISSN 1353-8292
Keyword(s) walking for transport
physical activity
access to destinations
land-use mix
Summary Associations between access to destinations and walking for transport were examined. Households (N=2650) were selected from 32 urban communities varying in walkability and socio-economic status. Respondents reported perceived proximity of destinations, transport-related walking, reasons for neighbourhood selection, and socio-demographic characteristics. Geographic Information Systems data defined objective measures of access to destinations. Measures of access to destinations were associated with transport-related walking. Associations depended on socio-demographic factors and type of destinations. Workplace proximity was the most significant contributor to transport-related walking, especially among women. Regular walking to work resulted in the accrual of sufficient physical activity for health benefits.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2006.11.002
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2006
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier
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Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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