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What kind of built environment favours walking? A systematic review of the walkability indices

Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Anurodh Khanal

Australasian Transport Research Forum 2016 Proceedings | Australasian Transport Research Forum Incorporated | Published : 2016

Abstract

Neighbourhood walkability provides important insights if an environment encourages (or discourages) walking. One of the most commonly used approaches to measure neighbourhood walkability is the walkability index. Walkability index is constructed as a composite measure of variables that are considered to influence walking. Typically, these include the characteristics of the built environment, the quality of the walking environment (safety and security) and pedestrian characteristics. However, there is a continued lack of a systematic understanding on the association between built environment variables with walking, which has important implications to effective planning and policymaking. By sy..

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