Journal article

Taking Up Cycling After Residential Relocation Built Environment Factors

Marielle A Beenackers, Sarah Foster, Carlijn BM Kamphuis, Sylvia Titze, Mark Divitini, Matthew Knuiman, Frank J van Lenthe, Billie Giles-Corti

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To successfully stimulate cycling, it is necessary to understand the factors that facilitate or inhibit cycling. Little is known about how changes in the neighborhood environment are related to changes in cycling behavior. PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify environmental determinants of the uptake of cycling after relocation. METHODS: The RESIDential Environment Project (RESIDE) is a longitudinal natural experiment of people moving into new housing developments in Perth (Western Australia). Self-reported usual transport and recreational cycling behavior, as well as self-reported and objective built environmental factors were measured before and after residential relocation. Pa..

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Grants

Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Population Health Capacity Building Grant


Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by CBEH GIS Team


Awarded by Healthway


Awarded by Netherlands organization for health research and development (ZonMw)


Funding Acknowledgements

All funding bodies are gratefully acknowledged. RESIDE was funded by grants from the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway Grant 11828) and the Australian Research Council (Grant No. LP0455453). SF and MD are supported by a Population Health Capacity Building Grant (No. 458668) and BGC by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (No. 1004900). A number of members of the CBEH GIS Team contributed to the GIS measures used in this paper including Nick Middleton (supported by No. 458668 above); Bridget Beasley and Sharyn Hickey (supported by Healthway Grant 11828 above) with academic oversight by Dr Bryan Boruff, School of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia. Beenackers was funded by the Erasmus Trust fund (Vereniging Trustfonds Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) and by the Netherlands organization for health research and development (ZonMw, No. 122000003).