Journal article

Cycling for transport and recreation: Associations with socio-economic position, environmental perceptions, and psychological disposition

Kristiann C Heesch, Billie Giles-Corti, Gavin Turrell

Preventive Medicine | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Interest is growing in promoting utility cycling (i.e., for transport) as a means of incorporating daily physical activity (PA) into people's lives, but little is known about correlates of utility cycling. Our primary aim was to examine cross-sectional relationships between socio-economic characteristics, neighborhood environment perceptions and psychological disposition with utility cycling (with or without additional recreational cycling). A secondary aim was to compare these relationships with those for recreation-only cycling. METHOD: Baseline survey data (2007) from 10,233 participants in HABITAT, a multilevel longitudinal study of PA, sedentary behavior, and health in Brisba..

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