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dc.contributor.convenorAssociate Professor Paul Maginen_US
dc.contributor.authorBabb, Courtneyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorTranter, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.editorAssociate Professor Paul Maginen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:27:40Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:27:40Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-08-15T23:32:19Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.wpsc2011.com.auen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42793
dc.description.abstractA surge of investment in Europe, North America and Australasia on children's and school travel planning has highlighted problems of the built, social and policy environment as barriers to children's active transport and independent mobility. Many aspects of the built environment can influence children's active transport, physical activity and health, including excessive trip distances, footpath provision, traffic volumes and speeds and road crossings. Research on the built environment often uses measures of neighbourhood 'walkability' that draw on these barriers/enablers, to allow planners and other actors to understand differences in the potential of built environments to support active transport. However, these measures and indices are usually derived from studies of adult, not child, travel behaviour. This paper summarises recent attempts to develop environmental measures and indices based on children's travel behaviour. It highlights their advances and limitations, and identifies possible ways forward. A new set of measures is outlined, drawn from the literature, which build upon and improve recent practice. Geographic information systems (GIS) are used to transform these measures into a composite walkability index for neighbourhood environments that more accurately reflect children's active travel potential. The method is applied to a school neighbourhood in Brisbane to demonstrate the approach. Refinements and practical applications for the method are advanced. A comparative study currently using the method to help explore built environment influences on children's independent mobility is noted. The method provides the potential for more nuanced and targeted research into children's travel and school travel planning, and for improved transport and land use planning interventions targeting travel behaviour change and children's health.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWorld Planning Schools Congressen_US
dc.publisher.placePerth, Western Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://anzaps.net/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename2011 WPSCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleWorld Planning Schools Congress 2011: Planning in an era of uncertainty and transformationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2011-07-04en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2011-07-08en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationPerth, Western Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160404en_US
dc.titleDeveloping neighbourhood ‘walkability’ indices for children’s active transporten_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 ANZAPS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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