Cycling for transport and recreation: Associations with the socio-economic, natural and built environment

Kristiann C. Heesch, Billie Giles-Corti, Gavin Turrell

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Abstract

This study examined associations between objective environmental attributes and, separately, transport (TC) and recreational cycling (RC). Environmental attributes were more strongly associated with TC than RC. Distances to areas with the best bicycle infrastructure and urban amenities may be key environmental attributes influencing TC but not RC. Government investments in bicycle infrastructure within inner Brisbane appear to have resulted in more TC than in outer areas and to appeal to residents of both the most and least disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Extending this infrastructure to residents living in disadvantaged and advantaged neighbourhoods outside the CBD could expand TC participation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-161
Number of pages10
JournalHealth and Place
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

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