School site and the potential to walk to school: The impact of street connectivity and traffic exposure in school neighborhoods

Billie Giles-Corti, Georgina Wood, Terri Pikora, Vincent Learnihan, Max Bulsara, Kimberly Van Niel, Anna Timperio, Gavin McCormack, Karen Villanueva

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    Abstract

    The impact of neighborhood walkability (based on street connectivity and traffic exposure) within 2 km of public primary schools on children regularly walking to school was examined. The most (n=13) and least walkable (n=12) schools were selected using a school-specific 'walkability' index and a cross sectional study undertaken of Year 5, 6 and 7 children (n=1480) and consenting parents (n=1332).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)545-550
    Number of pages6
    JournalHealth and Place
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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