Journal article

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

Kristiann C Heesch, Billie Giles-Corti, Gavin Turrell

HEALTH & PLACE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015


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 attributes 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 participati..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHRMC Principal Research Fellowship

Awarded by NHRMC Senior Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by three (Australian) National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grants (ID 339718, 497236, 1047453). BGC is supported by a NHRMC Principal Research Fellowship (ID 1004900). GT is supported by a NHRMC Senior Research Fellowship (ID 1003710). BGC and GT are Chief Investigators on an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities (ID 1061404).