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dc.contributor.authorBurke, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorSipe, Neilen_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Ricken_US
dc.contributor.authorDamien Mellifont, Mr.en_US
dc.contributor.editorCarolyn Graingeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:20:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:20:04Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-29T06:25:31Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.patrec.org/atrf/papers/2006/1480_Burke,%20Sipe,%20Evans%20&%20Mellifont%20(2006).pdfen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13325
dc.description.abstractTransport planners and health promoters are presently concerned with increasing the proportion of walking trips made in urban areas in order to increase efficiencies in the transport system and rates of physical activity. However, there are numerous 'barriers to walking' that need to be overcome in order to increase walking trip rates in cities, including several environmental factors relating to the 'natural environment'. Natural environment factors include topography, and climatic variables such as heat and humidity, precipitation, and daylight availability. This study has sought to develop appropriate variables from available data sources and to synthesise them with household travel survey data so as to examine the influence of environmental factors on a person's propensity to walk in Brisbane, Australia. The primary purpose of the study was developing and testing new methods to identify the influences of environmental factors, rather than undertaking more extensive and rigorous research to provide precise measurements. Despite this, the results reveal a new set of insights into walking in this sub-tropical city that at times confirm and at other times confound popular assumptions about pedestrian activity. The belief that Brisbane's sub-tropical summer weather and hilly terrain are not conducive to non-motorised travel is not supported by these preliminary findings. Indeed the natural environmental conditions in the city appear to have little influence on the propensity of persons to walk.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPlanning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC)en_US
dc.publisher.placeCurtin University of Technology, Bentley, WAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.patrec.org/atrf.aspxen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.patrec.org/web_docs/atrf/papers/2006/1480_Burke,%20Sipe,%20Evans%20&%20Mellifont%20(2006).pdfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameThe 29th Australasian Transport Research Forum: Transport - making the most of it1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleATRF06: 29th Australasian Transport Research Forum - Transport: making the most of iten_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2006-09-27en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2006-09-29en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationSurfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370401en_US
dc.titleClimate, Geography and the Propensity to Walk: environmental factors and walking trip rates in Brisbaneen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2006 the Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) on behalf of the Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF). The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner[s] for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. This publication is available online please use hypertext links.en_AU
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