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Built Environmental Correlates of Walking and Cycling in Dutch Urban Children: Results from the SPACE Study

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Department of Health Promotion, TNO Quality of Life, Wassenaarseweg 56, 2301 CE Leiden, The Netherlands
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[email protected] TNO VUmc,, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Department of Public & Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2309-2324; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7052309
Received: 26 February 2010 / Revised: 28 April 2010 / Accepted: 30 April 2010 / Published: 6 May 2010
This study examined built environmental correlates of children’s walking and cycling behavior. Four hundred and forty-eight children from 10 Dutch neighborhoods completed a seven-day physical activity diary in which the number of walking and cycling trips for transportation, to school, and for recreation were assessed. The associations between observed built environmental characteristics and children’s walking and cycling behavior were examined with multivariate linear regression analyses. The results showed that built environmental correlates of children’s walking and cycling behavior differ by purpose and by commuting mode implying a behavior-specific approach for interventions and for future, preferably prospective, studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: walking; bicycling; physical activity; urban design; infrastructure; child; linear regression walking; bicycling; physical activity; urban design; infrastructure; child; linear regression
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De Vries, S.I.; Hopman-Rock, M.; Bakker, I.; Hirasing, R.A.; Van Mechelen, W. Built Environmental Correlates of Walking and Cycling in Dutch Urban Children: Results from the SPACE Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 2309-2324. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7052309

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De Vries SI, Hopman-Rock M, Bakker I, Hirasing RA, Van Mechelen W. Built Environmental Correlates of Walking and Cycling in Dutch Urban Children: Results from the SPACE Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(5):2309-2324. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7052309

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De Vries, Sanne I., Marijke Hopman-Rock, Ingrid Bakker, Remy A. Hirasing, and Willem Van Mechelen. 2010. "Built Environmental Correlates of Walking and Cycling in Dutch Urban Children: Results from the SPACE Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 7, no. 5: 2309-2324. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7052309

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