Cycling for transport and recreation: Associations with the socio-economic, natural and built environment

Heesch, Kristiann, Giles-Corti, Billie, & Turrell, Gavin (2015) Cycling for transport and recreation: Associations with the socio-economic, natural and built environment. Health & Place, 36, pp. 152-161.

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This study examined associations between objective environmental attributes and, separately, transport (TC) and recreational cycling (RC). Environmental attributes were more strongly associated with TC than RC. Distances to areas with the best bicycle infrastructure and urban amenities may be key environmental factors influencing TC but not RC. Government investments in bicycle infrastructure within inner Brisbane appear to have resulted in more TC than in outer areas and to appeal to residents of both the most and least disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Extending this infrastructure to residents living in disadvantaged and advantaged neighbourhoods outside the CBD could expand TC participation.

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ID Code: 89678
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: active transport, active travel, physical activity, GIS, environment, correlate, nieghbourhood
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.10.004
ISSN: 1353-8292
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2015 22:21
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 10:42

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