Journal article

Associations between Public Transport Accessibility around Homes and Schools and Walking and Cycling among Adolescents

Syafiqah Hannah Binte Zulkefli, Alison Barr, Ankur Singh, Alison Carver, Suzanne Mavoa, Jan Scheurer, Hannah Badland, Rebecca Bentley

CHILDREN-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

Good public transport accessibility is associated with active travel, but this is under-researched among adolescents. We tested associations between public transport accessibility and active travel among school-going adolescents (12-18 years; n = 1329) from Melbourne, Australia analysing Victorian Integrated Survey of Travel and Activity data. Outcomes included main mode of transport to school and accumulating ≥20 min of active travel over the day. Low and high compared to no public transport accessibility around homes were associated with higher odds of public transport use (low (odds ratio (OR): 1.94 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.28, 2.94) high (OR: 2.86 95% CI: 1.80, 4.53)). Low and hig..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


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Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) for the provision of the VISTA data, partnership support and expert advice. The Victorian Roads Corporation (VicRoads) for the provision of VITM data, partnership support and expert advice. The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) project funding, partnership support and expert advice. The Australian Research Council (ARC) for project funding (LP140100680). SM is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (#11201035). HB is supported by an RMIT University Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellowship and is the 2018 Australian Health Promotion Association Thinker in Residence. RB is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (150100131).