Associations between the neighbourhood built environment and out of school physical activity and active travel: An examination from the Kids in the City study

Oliver, M, Mavoa, S, Badland, H, Parker, K, Donovan, P, Kearns, R and Lin, E 2015, 'Associations between the neighbourhood built environment and out of school physical activity and active travel: An examination from the Kids in the City study', Health and Place, vol. 36, pp. 57-64.


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Title Associations between the neighbourhood built environment and out of school physical activity and active travel: An examination from the Kids in the City study
Author(s) Oliver, M
Mavoa, S
Badland, H
Parker, K
Donovan, P
Kearns, R
Lin, E
Year 2015
Journal name Health and Place
Volume number 36
Start page 57
End page 64
Total pages 8
Publisher Pergamon Press
Abstract This study's aim was to examine selected objectively-measured and child specific built environment attributes in relation to proportion of out-of-school time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (%MVPA) and active travel in a group of ethnically and socio-economically diverse children (n=236) living in Auckland, New Zealand. Street connectivity and distance to school were related to the proportion of trips made by active modes. Ratio of high speed to low speed roads and improved streetscape for active travel were related to %MVPA on weekdays only. Inconsistent results were found for destination accessibility. Local destinations (particularly schools) along a safe street network may be important for encouraging children's activity behaviours.
Subject Urban Design
Keyword(s) Active travel
Child
Cycle
Neighbourhood
Walk
Walkability
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.09.005
Copyright notice © 2015 The Authors
ISSN 1353-8292
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