Understanding how local and regional accessibility are associated with active travel, and related health and economic impacts.
Grant number: LP140100680 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018
Exercise and walking are vital for a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. The accessibility and ’walkability’ of where one lives and works is key to supporting physical activity. Consequently, public health practitioners, urban planners and the transport sector face a common strategic challenge; shifting people from private vehicles to active forms of transport. This project aims to model the health and economic impacts of the ease of: walking and cycling within neighbourhoods; and travelling across wider geographical areas on time spent walking and cycling for transport among both adults and children. This project aims to enable the research team to maximise the opportunities the environment pr..View full description
Related publications (6)
Associations between Public Transport Accessibility around Homes and Schools and Walking and Cycling among Adolescents
Syafiqah Hannah Binte Zulkefli, Alison Barr, Ankur Singh, Alison Carver, Suzanne Mavoa, Jan Scheurer, Hannah Badland, Rebecca Bentley
Good public transport accessibility is associated with active travel, but this is under-researched among adolescents. We tested as..
Better transport accessibility, better health: a health economic impact assessment study for Melbourne, Australia
Vicki Brown, Alison Barr, Jan Scheurer, Anne Magnus, Belen Zapata-Diomedi, Rebecca Bentley
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is a global public health problem, partly due to urbanization and increased use of passive modes o..
Daily Walking among Commuters: A Cross-Sectional Study of Associations with Residential, Work, and Regional Accessibility in Melbourne, Australia (2012-2014)
Alison Barr, Koen Simons, Suzanne Mavoa, Hannah Badland, Billie Giles-Corti, Jan Scheurer, Elizabeth Korevaar, Josh Stewart, Rebecca Bentley
BACKGROUND: Most research on walking for transport has focused on the walkability of residential neighborhoods, overlooking the co..
How are the built environment and household travel characteristics associated with children's active transport in Melbourne, Australia?
A Carver, A Barr, A Singh, H Badland, S Mavoa, R Bentley
Background: Children's active transport (AT) is a potential source of habitual physical activity with established health benefits...
A Longitudinal Study Examining Changes in Street Connectivity, Land Use, and Density of Dwellings and Walking for Transport in Brisbane, Australia
Rebecca Bentley, Tony Blakely, Anne Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken, Tania King, Paul McElwee, Billie Giles-Corti, Gavin Turrell
BACKGROUND: Societies face the challenge of keeping people active as they age. Walkable neighborhoods have been associated with ph..
Associations of public transport accessibility with walking, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes
Alison Barr, Rebecca Bentley, Julie A Simpson, Jan Scheurer, Neville Owen, David Dunstan, Lukar Thornton, Lauren Krnjacki, Anne Kavanagh
Objective: To examine associations of public transport system accessibility with walking, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes..