Journal article

The relationship between walk score (R) and perceived walkability in ultrahigh density areas

Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Gavin R McCormack, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Akitomo Yasunaga, Tomoki Nakaya, Koichiro Oka

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE REPORTS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Walk Score® is a free web-based tool that provides a walkability score for any given location. A limited number of North American studies have found associations between Walk Score® and perceived built environment attributes, yet it remains unknown whether similar associations exist in Asian countries. The study's objective is to examine the covariate-adjusted correlations between the Walk Score® metric and measures of the perceived built environment in ultrahigh density areas of Japan. Cross-sectional data were obtained from a randomly selected sample of adult residents living in two Japanese urban localities. There was a large correlation between Walk Score® and access to shops (0.58; p < ..

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Grants

Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundations Scheme Grant


Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)


Awarded by JSPS


Funding Acknowledgements

GRM is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundations Scheme Grant (FDN-154331). TN was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research program (grant 20H00040). KO is supported by the JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research program (grant 20H04113).