Journal article

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

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is a global public health problem, partly due to urbanization and increased use of passive modes of transport such as private motor vehicles. Improving accessibility to public transport could be an effective policy for Governments to promote equity and efficiency within transportation systems, increase population levels of physical activity and reduce the negative externalities of motor vehicle use. Quantitative estimates of the health impacts of improvements to public transport accessibility may be useful for resource allocation and priority-setting, however few studies have been published to inform this decision-making. This paper aims to estimate the physic..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC CRE in Healthy, Liveable Communities


Funding Acknowledgements

The research was funded by the Australian Research Council grant LP140100680. Brown, Magnus, Barr, Scheurer and Bentley are researchers on the Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP140100680). Bentley is funded on an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT150100131). Brown is a researcher with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Obesity Policy and Food Systems (grant no.1041020). Zapata-Diomedi is a researcher with the NHMRC CRE in Healthy, Liveable Communities (grant no. 1061404).