Residents' perceptions of walkability attributes in objectively different neighbourhoods: a pilot study

Leslie, Eva, Saelens, Brian, Frank, Lawrence, Owen, Neville, Bauman, Adrian, Coffee, Neil and Hugo, Graeme 2005, Residents' perceptions of walkability attributes in objectively different neighbourhoods: a pilot study, Health and place, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 227-236.

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Title Residents' perceptions of walkability attributes in objectively different neighbourhoods: a pilot study
Author(s) Leslie, Eva
Saelens, Brian
Frank, Lawrence
Owen, Neville
Bauman, Adrian
Coffee, Neil
Hugo, Graeme
Journal name Health and place
Volume number 11
Issue number 3
Start page 227
End page 236
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1353-8292
1873-2054
Keyword(s) built environment
environmental perceptions
walking
public health
Summary Physical attributes of local environments may influence walking. We used a modified version of the Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Scale to compare residents’ perceptions of the attributes of two neighbourhoods that differed on measures derived from Geographic Information System databases. Residents of the high-walkable neighbourhood rated relevant attributes of residential density, land-use mix (access and diversity) and street connectivity, consistently higher than did residents of the low-walkable neighbourhood. Traffic safety and safety from crime attributes did not differ. Perceived neighbourhood environment characteristics had moderate to high test–retest reliabilities. Neighbourhood environment attribute ratings may be used in population surveys and other studies.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30013282

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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