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dc.contributor.authorRidgewell, Claireen_US
dc.contributor.authorSipe, Neilen_US
dc.contributor.authorBuchanan, Nicken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:32:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:32:08Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-02T07:20:19Z
dc.identifier.issn08111146en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08111140802304793en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30477
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates school travel from four schools in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Documented evidence reveals that far fewer children are cycling or walking to school than in previous generations, and that more and more are being driven to school by car. This shift in travel behaviour is claimed to be contributing to declining levels of physical activity in children, and the associated detrimental effects on health. Regular cycling or walking to school is held up as providing an important opportunity for children to stay active. In this study, links between school travel modes and the built environment are investigated. The study additionally investigates the role that parents play in determining the mode their children travel by. Results show that the majority of students travelled by car both to and from school. Further analysis was able to demonstrate that children in schools in different locations have different travel patterns, with those in suburban areas having higher percentages of car travel, compared to those in the inner city and in a master planned development. However, despite the influence of the built environment, the most common reasons for car use cited in parental surveys related to parental safety concerns.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom43en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto57en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalUrban Policy and Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransport Planningen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120506en_US
dc.titleSchool travel modes: Factors influencing parental choice in four Brisbane schoolsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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