Walk Score and Australian adults' home-based walking for transport

Cole, Rachel, Dunn, Peter, Hunter, Ian, Owen, Neville and Sugiyama, Takemi (2015) Walk Score and Australian adults' home-based walking for transport. Health and Place, 35 60-65. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.06.011


Author Cole, Rachel
Dunn, Peter
Hunter, Ian
Owen, Neville
Sugiyama, Takemi
Title Walk Score and Australian adults' home-based walking for transport
Journal name Health and Place   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-2054
1353-8292
Publication date 2015-09-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.06.011
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 35
Start page 60
End page 65
Total pages 6
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The relationships of Walk Score, a publicly-accessible walkability assessment tool, with walking for transport to and from home were examined among a large representative sample of Australian adults aged 18–64 years (N=16,944). Residents in highly and somewhat walkable areas were twice and 1.4 times more likely to accumulate 30 min of walking per day compared to those in very car-dependent neighborhoods, respectively. Mean duration of walking was also longer for participants living in highly and somewhat walkable areas compared to those in very car-dependent areas. Walk Score has potential as a widely-applicable tool for identifying the walkability of local neighborhoods.
Keyword Walking for transport
Walkability
Neighborhood
Household travel survey
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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