Walkability and walking for transport: characterizing the built environment using space syntax
Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Neville Owen, Ester Cerin, Billie Giles-Corti, Takemi Sugiyama
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Neighborhood walkability has been shown to be associated with walking behavior. However, the availability of geographical data necessary to construct it remains a limitation. Building on the concept of space syntax, we propose an alternative walkability index, space syntax walkability (SSW). This study examined associations of the full walkability index and SSW with walking for transport (WT). METHODS: Data were collected in 2003-2004 from 2544 adults living in 154 Census Collection Districts (CCD) in Adelaide, Australia. Participants reported past week WT frequency. Full walkability (consisting of net residential density, intersection density, land use mix, and net retail area r..View full abstract
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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]. Owen is supported by an NHMRC Program Grant [#569940] and a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship [#1003960]; Cerin by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (#140100085); and Giles-Corti by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (#1004900); and VicHealth. Koohsari and Owen are supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.