Journal article

Street network measures and adults' walking for transport: Application of space syntax

Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Takemi Sugiyama, Suzanne Mavoa, Karen Villanueva, Hannah Badland, Billie Giles-Corti, Neville Owen

HEALTH & PLACE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

The street network underpins the walkability of local neighborhoods. We examined whether two street network measures (intersection density and street integration from space syntax) were independently associated with walking for transport (WT); and, to what extent the relationship of street integration with WT may be explained by the presence of destinations. In 2003-2004, adults living in Adelaide, Australia (n=2544) reported their past-week WT frequency and perceived distances to 16 destination types. Marginal models via generalized estimating equations tested mediation effects. Both intersection density and street integration were significantly associated with WT, after adjusting for each ..

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Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


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Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities


Awarded by Australian Prevention Partnership Centre


Funding Acknowledgements

Koohsari is supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship (#100878) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant [#569940]. Giles-Corti is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (#1004900); and VicHealth, Owen by an NHMRC Program Grant [#569940] and a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship [#1003960]; Badland by an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities [#1061404]; and Mavoa by VicHealth through Community Indicators Victoria and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre [#9100001]. Koohsari and Owen are supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.