Effect of Scale on the Links between Walking and Urban Design

Vincent Learnihan, Kimberly Van Niel, Billie Giles-Corti, Matthew Knuiman

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    Abstract

    Studies of the relationship between walking and urban form consistently show that pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods encourage local walking. However, the geographic scale of measurement of the built environment for developing walkability indices and their relationship with different types of walking (e.g. for transport and recreation) has not been fully examined. In this study, objective measures of the built environment were developed at three geographic scales: suburb, census collection district, and 15min walk neighbourhood for each participant. Walking for transport and recreation within the neighbourhood was measured using the Neighbourhood Physical Activity Questionnaire.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)183-191
    Number of pages9
    JournalGeographical Research
    Volume49
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Learnihan, Vincent ; Van Niel, Kimberly ; Giles-Corti, Billie ; Knuiman, Matthew. / Effect of Scale on the Links between Walking and Urban Design. In: Geographical Research. 2011 ; Vol. 49, No. 2. pp. 183-191.
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    In: Geographical Research, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2011, p. 183-191.

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