Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes sssociated with walking and cycling for transport among adult residents of 17 cities in 12 countries: the IPEN study

Kerr, Jacqueline, Emond, Jennifer A., Badland, Hannah, Reis, Rodrigo, Sarmiento, Olga, Carlson, Jordan, Sallis, James F., Cerin, Ester, Cain, Kelli, Conway, Terry, Schofield, Grant, Macfarlane, Duncan J., Christiansen, Lars B., Van Dyck, Delfien, Davey, Rachel, Aguinaga-Ontoso, Ines, Salvo, Deborah, Sugiyama, Takemi, Owen, Neville, Mitáš, Josef and Natarajan, Loki 2016, Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes sssociated with walking and cycling for transport among adult residents of 17 cities in 12 countries: the IPEN study, Environmental health perspectives, vol. 124, no. 3, pp. 290-298, doi: 10.1289/ehp.1409466.

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Title Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes sssociated with walking and cycling for transport among adult residents of 17 cities in 12 countries: the IPEN study
Author(s) Kerr, Jacqueline
Emond, Jennifer A.
Badland, Hannah
Reis, Rodrigo
Sarmiento, Olga
Carlson, Jordan
Sallis, James F.
Cerin, Ester
Cain, Kelli
Conway, Terry
Schofield, Grant
Macfarlane, Duncan J.
Christiansen, Lars B.
Van Dyck, Delfien
Davey, Rachel
Aguinaga-Ontoso, Ines
Salvo, Deborah
Sugiyama, Takemi
Owen, Neville
Mitáš, Josef
Natarajan, Loki
Journal name Environmental health perspectives
Volume number 124
Issue number 3
Start page 290
End page 298
Total pages 9
Publisher National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Place of publication Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publication date 2016-03
ISSN 0091-6765
1552-9924
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Toxicology
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION-SYSTEMS
WALKABILITY SCALE NEWS
PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
PUBLIC-HEALTH
ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS
BELGIAN ADULTS
TRAVEL
RELOCATION
Summary INTRODUCTION: Prevalence of walking and cycling for transport is low and varies greatly across countries. Few studies have examined neighborhood perceptions related to walking and cycling for transport in different countries. Therefore, it is challenging to prioritize appropriate built-environment interventions. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the strength and shape of the relationship between adults' neighborhood perceptions and walking and cycling for transport across diverse environments. METHODS: As part of the International Physical activity and Environment Network (IPEN) adult project, self-reported data were taken from 13,745 adults (18-65 years) living in physically and socially diverse neighborhoods in 17 cities across 12 countries. Neighborhood perceptions were measured using the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale, and walking and cycling for transport were measured using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Long Form. Generalized additive mixed models were used to model walking or cycling for transport during the last seven days with neighborhood perceptions. Interactions by city were explored. RESULTS: Walking-for-transport outcomes were significantly associated with perceived residential density, land use mix-access, street connectivity, aesthetics, and safety. Any cycling for transport was significantly related to perceived land use mix-access, street connectivity, infrastructure, aesthetics, safety, and perceived distance to destinations. Between-city differences existed for some attributes in relation to walking or cycling for transport. CONCLUSIONS: Many perceived environmental attributes supported both cycling and walking; however, highly walkable environments may not support cycling for transport. People appear to walk for transport despite safety concerns. These findings can guide the implementation of global health strategies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1289/ehp.1409466
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086751

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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