Built environment impacts on walking for transport in Brisbane, Australia

Kamruzzaman, Md., Washington, Simon, Baker, Douglas C., Brown, Wendy J., Giles-Corti, Billie, & Turrell, Gavin (2016) Built environment impacts on walking for transport in Brisbane, Australia. Transportation, 43(1), pp. 53-77.

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Abstract

This study examines the association between urban form and walking for transport in Brisbane, Australia based on both panel and cross-sectional data. Cross-sectional data are used to determine whether urban form was associated with walking for transport in 2011. Panel data are used to evaluate whether changes in the built environment altered walking behaviour between 2009 and 2011. Results from the cross-sectional data suggest that individuals are significantly more likely to be walkers if they live in an area with a well-connected street network and an accessible train station. The longitudinal analysis confirms these relationships; there also was however, a significant impact of travel attitudes and perceptions on walking behaviour. The findings suggest that the built environment continues to be an important factor to encourage walking; however, interventions are also required to change social norms in order to increase the receptiveness for and participation in walking.

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ID Code: 78272
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online: 30 October 2014
Keywords: Urban form, Residential self-selection, Walking for transport, Travel attitudes
DOI: 10.1007/s11116-014-9563-0
ISSN: 1572-9435
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Transport Planning (120506)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Springer Science+Business Media
Copyright Statement: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11116-014-9563-0
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2014 23:53
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2016 17:58

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