The association between sidewalk length and walking for different purposes in established neighborhoods
Gavin R McCormack, Alan Shiell, Billie Giles-Corti, Stephen Begg, J Lennert Veerman, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Anura Amarasinghe, JC Herb Emery
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | BMC | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: Walking in neighborhood environments is undertaken for different purposes including for transportation and leisure. We examined whether sidewalk availability was associated with participation in, and minutes of neighborhood-based walking for transportation (NWT) and recreation (NWR) after controlling for neighborhood self-selection. METHOD: Baseline survey data from respondents (n = 1813) who participated in the RESIDential Environment (RESIDE) project (Perth, Western Australia) were used. Respondents were recruited based on their plans to move to another neighborhood in the following year. Usual weekly neighborhood-based walking, residential preferences, walking attitudes, and d..View full abstract
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Project funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. GRM is supported by an CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship. BGC is supported by an Australian NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1004900)