Characteristics and mitigation strategies for cell phone use while driving among young drivers in Qatar
The objectives of this study are to identify the factors affecting this hazardous behavior and to suggest practical solutions to deter this specific category of drivers from driving while distracted. The study combined stated and revealed preference questions to design a detailed survey questionnaire. Data were collected from a sample of 403 young drivers. The structural equation modeling results showed that, for the revealed preference, conducting public campaigns may provide a suitable solution to reduce cell phone usage while driving. On the other hand, increasing enforcement did not seem to have a significant effect on...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Cognitive ability as a predictor of task demand and self-rated driving performance in post-stroke drivers – Implications for self-regulation
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2018 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Alison Blane, Hoe Lee, Torbjörn Falkmer, Tania Dukic Willstrand Driving is a highly complex task requiring multiple cognitive processes that can be adversely affected post-stroke. It is unclear how much ability post-stroke adults have to self-evaluate their driving performance. Furthermore, the impact of cognitive decline on this evaluation has not been previously investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the perceived level of task demand involved in driving tasks, and to examine differences between p...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

From ‘car-dependency’ to ‘desirable walking’–15 years trend in policy relevant public health indicators derived from Household Travel Surveys
This study utilises transportation-sector population surveys to develop interdisciplinary policy relevant indicators for benchmarking and progress tracking. The continuous Sydney Greater Metropolitan Household Travel Survey (2000-June 2015) was analysed in 2017. The prevalence of adults (≥15 years old) who i) travelled by car for distances amenable for health-enhancing walks (≤ 1.5 km,≤2.0kms); ii) only drove a car and did not walk, including no walks that link to other modes (i.e, CD: ‘car-dependency’); and iii) walked≥30 min, or≥3 kms, or>3 walking trips (i.e., DW: ‘desirable w...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

European cyclists' travel behavior: Differences and similarities between seven European (PASTA) cities
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2018 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Elisabeth Raser, Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen, Evi Dons, Esther Anaya-Boig, Ione Avila-Palencia, Christian Brand, Alberto Castro, Anna Clark, Ulf Eriksson, Thomas Götschi, Luc Int Panis, Sonja Kahlmeier, Michelle Laeremans, Natalie Mueller, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Juan Pablo Orjuela, David Rojas-Rueda, Arnout Standaert, Erik Stigell, Regine Gerike While the annual number of trips of the average urban inhabitant has grown steadily in recent years, people are becoming less active while doing so. This lack of physical act...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Transport and inequalities
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Jennifer S. Mindell (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

The effect of waterpipe smoking on psychomotor performance required for driving: A quasi-experimental trial
Conclusion The performance-enhancing effects of WPS observed in this study do not justify the use considering the proved long-term health effects. Moreover, our study did not deal with the long term effects of WPS on road traffic injuries. Further studies are necessary to examine if WPS renders drivers to engage in other risk taking activities such as driving in a high speed due to altered cognitive functions. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Bicycle choice modeling: A study of university trips in a small Colombian city
This article shows results of the application of a stated preferences survey in the city of Ocaña, Colombia, to identify factors that influence the modal choice, introducing the bicycle as an alternative for the trips to and from the University Francisco de Paula Santander Ocaña, using discrete choice models. These results show that the infrastructure availability is a key variable for modal shift and that giving incentives such as meals do not influence modal choice. These results were shared with the local authorities as an argument towards cycle lanes investment and public transportation grants for student...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Duration of sickness absence following a bicycle crash, by injury type and injured body region: A nationwide register-based study
In conclusion, the duration of SA varied with type of injury and injured body region. Among the very long SA spells, common injuries were injuries to the lower leg, to the shoulder and upper arm, and traumatic brain injuries. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Road danger reduction – And why it is needed
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Jennifer S. Mindell (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Effects of cycle skills training on children's cycling-related knowledge, confidence and behaviours
Conclusion CST with or without on-road training improved children's cycling-related knowledge, and self-perceived confidence to cycle on playgrounds and on the road but not to school. Traffic-Free+OnRoad CST had positive but small effects on increasing cycling to school. Additional interventions targeting parents, schools and built environment changes may be necessary for behavioural change. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Effects of cycle skills training on cycling-related knowledge, confidence and behaviour in adolescent girls
Conclusion CST with or without on-road training improved cycling-related knowledge but did not change cycling habits in adolescent girls. CST with on-road training improved adolescent girls’ confidence to cycle on the road, but not to school. Future CST programs should be tailored to the adolescents’ needs and preferences. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Active travel, public transportation use, and daily transport among older adults: The association of built environment
Discussion Existing transportation facilities and policies need to be adjusted to meet the challenge. Our study has a potential to contribute to the design of effective interventions that enhance health and quality of life for the burgeoning aging population in the U.S. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Driving frequency associated with deficits in lower extremity function, dynamic vision, and physical activity in Japanese older adults
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2018 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Takumi Abe, Keisuke Fujii, Jaehoon Seol, Yuya Fujii, Kaya Joho, Ayane Sato, Mijin Kim, Tomohiro Okura (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

The effectiveness of installing a speed hump in reducing motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians under the age of 21
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2018 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Helen Arbogast, Melissa Patao, Natalie Demeter, Shelby Bachman, Elizabeth Devietti, Jeffrey S. Upperman, Rita V. Burke Pedestrian safety is a complex and pressing public health issue. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of pedestrian injuries and fatalities and occur disproportionately in areas lacking environmental modifications. An increased number of pediatric trauma cases were treated at a children's hospital resulting from pedestrian-involved vehicle collisions near a middle school. Finding a lack of traf...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Healthcare for truck drivers: Assessing accessibility and appropriateness of South African Roadside Wellness Centres
Conclusion Comprehensive care packages delivered through accessible satellite facilities should form the foundation of service delivery models for truck drivers and other mobile populations. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Evaluating the effects of active morning commutes on students' overall daily walking activity in Singapore: Do walkers walk more?
This study aims to assess how morning commuting modes affect students’ walking levels, hypothesizing that gains in walking from active morning commutes may not be sustained throughout the day due to compensatory behavior. Our study analyzed objectively measured, sensor-collected data of 5600 children (ages 7 to 18) in Singapore for up to four consecutive weekdays between September and November 2015. Potential confounders of age, socioeconomic status, and built environment characteristics, as well as home-school distance as an effect modifier, were examined. We used linear mixed effects models to analyze differences i...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 3, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Child pedestrian street-crossing behaviors outside a primary school: Developing observational methodologies and data from a case study in Changsha, China
Conclusion Observational methods of coding videotaped behavior proved effective to understand and code children's risk and safety while crossing the street outside their primary school. At the street environment we studied, we found that children's pedestrian behavior involved significant risk. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 3, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Associations of mode of travel to work with physical activity, and individual, interpersonal, organisational, and environmental characteristics
Conclusions This study shows that walking to work and using public transport are important contributors to physical activity levels in a working population. Planning, transport and behavioural interventions to promote walking during the commute should take into account the wider determinants. Reducing availability of free work car parking is one possible strategy to discourage car use. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Association between vehicle time during pregnancy and mental health among women of different income groups
Conclusions To our knowledge, this is the first paper to examine the mental health impact of daily vehicle time among pregnant women. From a policy perspective, this study points to what housing affordability, neighborhood accessibility, and workplace policies could mean for pregnant women and their families. Vehicle time is a daily demand that can compete with important health behaviors for pregnant women. The impact on low income women only could reflect other experiences in their lives (e.g. occupation, the lack of neighborhood choice and quality). In addition, there is research to suggest that higher income women can &...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Take up and use of subsidised public transport: Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Discussion Take up of the free bus pass is equitable across groups, and is strongly linked to public transport use among older people. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Sub-population differences in the relationship between the neighborhood environment and Latinas' daily walking and vehicle time
Conclusion Latinas participated in relatively low walking time and high amounts of vehicle time. Findings suggest intrapersonal sub-group differences in the association of the neighborhood environment with walking and vehicle time. Improving neighborhood environments to promote walking and reduce vehicle time may help improve Latinas’ overall physical activity. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Fixation patterns of individuals with and without Autism Spectrum disorder: Do they differ in shared zones and in zebra crossings?
Publication date: Available online 19 January 2018 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Georgia Cowan, Robyn Earl, Torbjorn Falkmer, Sonya Girdler, Susan L. Morris, Marita Falkmer Shared zones are a contemporary traffic zone that promotes equality between multiple road users and efficiently utilizes available space, while simultaneously maintaining safety and function. As this is a relatively new traffic zone, it is important to understand how pedestrians navigate a shared zone and any potential challenges this may pose to individuals with impairments. The aim of this study was to utilize eye-tracking t...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Using Walk Score ® to Aid Understanding of Walking Patterns in Alberta: Patterns from 2010-2016 (poster)
Conclusions The majority of Albertans were found to live in car-dependent neighbourhoods, with few achieving high walking levels. Although some associations were found between walking levels and neighbourhood walkability, caution of interpretation is warranted for planning and health promotion evaluations, as associations may differ by region. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

The Role of Neighborhood Walkable Design and Walking Behavior in Mental Health (poster)
Conclusions Our results will add to the growing literature on the influence of the neighborhood walkability on individuals’ walking behavior and mental health status. Such findings should be taken into consideration in tailoring interventions and designing programs that can improve mental health. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Walkability and Mixed Land Use in German Cities: A Case in Heidelberg (poster)
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 7, Supplement Author(s): Cristina López Lindemann Background In the decision whether to make a trip on foot or not, a myriad of elements and conditions assert their influence, associated with both the physical environment and personal characteristics. Concerning specific urban characteristics many researchers have contributed to identify the key elements of a built environment that affect travel behaviors, for example the widely recognized three D's by Cervero & Kocelman: density, design and diversity (mixed-use development...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A Comparative Analysis of Neighborhood Walkability Surrounding Three Senior Housing Facilities in Manhattan, New York: A Microscale Study (poster)
In this study, microscale sidewalk assessment is used to objectively measure the walkability of neighborhoods surrounding three senior resident facilities in Manhattan. Unbiased evidence identifying levels of walkability is an essential step toward creating successful active living communities for older adults. Aims (1) To illustrate a microscale assessment that determines sidewalk walkability surrounding three senior living centers. (2) To map relationships between third places, walkable areas, and soft edges using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). (3) To present opportunities for placemaking that encourage the elderl...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Development and Evaluation of a Pedestrian Assistance System for Older Road Users (poster)
Conclusion At the conference we would like to present the work in progress with a focus on the basic concept of the assistance system and preliminary results from the involved disciplines. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

People, Decisions, Place: Exploring the Urban Walking Experience in Glasgow (poster)
Conclusions The work examines and proposes an approach towards creating a more integrated, cross-disciplinary method to design for walkability and the pedestrian experience. Through use of the framework, it is hoped that more informed, integrated, and thoughtful design decisions can be made that affect the quality of our everyday experience and interaction in the urban, public realm. This project contributes to the design knowledge base by connecting disparate ideas and developing analytical terminology that brings the personal experience of place to the forefront of professional discussion. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Proposal to Expand UWALK ’s Reach in Rural Alberta Communities (poster)
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 7, Supplement Author(s): Erin Gorman, Christina Loitz, Monique Assi, Kerry Mummery Background Walking has many benefits and has been established as an ideal focus of public health promotion to increase physical activity. Rural communities, in particular, are an underserved population that have unique barriers and facilitators to engaging in walking and require tailored initiatives. Description of Program UWALK is a promising theory-informed community-wide eHealth initiative to promote physical activity, which is uniquely suited to support...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Healthy Streets, Healthy Kids, Healthy Community: Using Community Art to Demonstrate the Benefits of an Urban Greenway (poster)
This study will develop a functional design for the Neighbourhood Greenway, and bring several schools together as part of parallel STP processes. To engage the school communities and broader community stakeholders in identifying issues and developing concepts, we are hosting a Healthy Streets community art event. Local schools will be assigned one block of the corridor nearest their school, where they will decorate the street scape using many creative materials with the support of local artists. The students will also be displaying some of their photovoice project art. Schools will visually display to the community why it ...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

WCT Tourism Placemaking (poster)
Conclusions In multi-faceted citizen-visitor relations, encounters on public sidewalks indisputably hold the greatest potential as well the greatest risk. Tourism and urban planning go hand-in-hand in WCTtp technology in support of decision-making to improve the city stroll experience for residents and visitors alike. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Conspicuity of Pedestrians at Night: How to Maximize Visibility and Safety (poster)
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 7, Supplement Author(s): Jasmine Mian, Jeff Caird Problem The walkability of city neighborhoods is affected by a number of environmental factors including pedestrian safety at night. Insufficient conspicuity or visibility of pedestrians at night by drivers is a fundamental contributor to injuries and fatalities. Pedestrians are considered vulnerable road users and account for about one-fifth or 270,000 of the people killed each year on roads worldwide. Sixty percent of the pedestrian fatalities that occurred in Canada between 2004 and 200...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Bicycle-sharing system socio-spatial inequalities in Brazil
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2018 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Ana Clara Duran, Esther Anaya-Boig, Joshua Daniel Shake, Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia, Leandro Fórnias Machado de Rezende, Thiago Hérick de Sá (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Walkability, transit, and body mass index: A panel approach
Publication date: Available online 12 January 2018 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Michael J. Smart Researchers and advocates have increasingly drawn connections between individuals’ transportation choices and healthy body weight, and most have found a connection. This paper improves on prior research by using panel data spanning 1999 to 2013 from the nationally (U.S.) representative Panel Study of Income Dynamics (N = 23,605 observations of 4870 individuals) to assess the connection between Body Mass Index (BMI) and transit availability, the use of transit, residential density, and neighborh...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Age, disability and everyday mobility in London: An analysis of the correlates of ‘non-travel’ in travel diary data
This study has demonstrated that declining levels of mobility at older age in London are not due solely to leaving the labour market or to disability, and that the availability of transport helps reduce, but does not entirely mitigate, the barriers of older age and impairment. To ensure that cities are as health-promoting as possible, more attention is needed to guarantee transport systems foster mobility at older age. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 7, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Living in school catchment neighborhoods: Perceived built environments and active commuting behaviors of children in China
This study highlights the importance of considering the local built environment context of school catchment planning in understanding school commuting behaviors in China. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Built environment factors contribute to asthma morbidity in older people: A case study of Seoul, Korea
Publication date: Available online 30 December 2017 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Dohyung Kim, Yongjin Ahn This paper aims to examine various built environment factors contributing to asthma and severe asthma morbidities in older people by performing spatial regression analysis. By controlling the socio-demographic factors of asthma in Seoul, we found a significant correlation of the built environment factors with severe asthma rather than with asthma in older people. The results suggest that population density and bus transit can make asthma severe in older people, while active transportation ac...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 31, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Errors and violations in relation to bicyclists ’ crash risks: Development of the Bicycle Rider Behavior Questionnaire (BRBQ)
This study reports the psychometric properties of a newly designed measurement instrument, the Bicycle Rider Behavior Questionnaire (BRBQ) that follows methodological approaches of motorized vehicle user behavior questionnaires. The BRBQ is a 34-item questionnaire that relies on Principal Component Analysis with Varimax Rotation to identify dimensions of aberrant behavior and ultimately predict self-reported multi-vehicles crashes. We illustrated this approach on a sample of 306 bicyclists in Iran and developed a five-dimension solution that explained 51% of the total variance. The dimensions were termed: “Stunts and...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 30, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Prospective trends in body mass index by main transport mode, 2007 –2013
Conclusion Those who consistently walked or cycled sustained a lower BMI over time relative to those who consistently used a PMV. Transport and land use policies and behavioural interventions that successfully shift mode-share from PMV to active travel might help stem the global increase in obesity related chronic disease. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 24, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Active commuting to school among preschool-aged children and its barriers: An exploratory study in collaboration with parents
Conclusion Our findings suggest that greater involvement of institutions and educational communities will be required to create education programs that provide tools for overcoming psychosocial and planning barriers to ACS in order to leave behind the comfort of motorized transport. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Road traffic safety as a public health problem: Evidence from Serbia
Publication date: Available online 21 December 2017 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Aleksandra Jovic Vranes, Vesna Bjegovic Mikanovic, Jelena Milin Lazovic, Vladimir Kosanovic Road traffic safety is a significant public health issue. Unfortunately, traffic crashes are frequent, as well as the deaths and injuries caused by them. Our aim was to analyze road traffic crashes in Serbia. Data were obtained from the database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and were analyzed to identify the number of reported traffic crashes, the number of consequences (injury and fatality), d...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Road Danger Reduction: a research challenge
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 7, Part A (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 17, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Towards a comprehensive safety evaluation of cycling infrastructure including objective and subjective measures
This study explores the application of a combined objective-subjective safety assessment approach in a pre-post analysis of a left-turning bicycle box in Zurich, Switzerland. A computer-based video technology was used to objectively measure passing distance between bicycles turning left and continuing motor vehicles passing on the right. In an in-situ survey perceived safety while crossing the intersection and a photo-based assessment of the intersection were collected as indicators of subjective safety. Median passing distance between bicycles and motor vehicles did not significantly change after the implementation of the...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 16, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Neighborhood walkability and objectively measured active transportation among 10 –13 year olds
In conclusion, in this study of 10–13 year olds, those living in the most walkable neighborhoods accumulated more than twice as much active transportation than those living in the least walkable neighborhoods. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Air travel and thromboembolic events after orthopedic surgery: Where are we and where do we need to go?
Conclusion Due to the small sample and heterogeneity of the studies available, a meta-analysis could not be performed. Acute post-operative air travel appears safe following joint arthroplasties and upper extremity fractures, but is unclear for spine and trauma patients. Further research should be directed towards the growing trend of air travel following surgical procedures. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Automobile dependence: A contributing factor to poorer health among lower-income households
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2017 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Jerome N. Rachele, Takemi Sugiyama, Gavin Turrell, Aislinn M. Healy, James F. Sallis Lower household income is one of the strongest predictors of poor health. In this viewpoint, we explore an understudied pathway between household income and health: automobile dependence. We argue that the provision of policies that reduce automobile dependence, and facilitate active and affordable modes of travel (i.e. walking, cycling and public transport), may mitigate poorer health among individuals from lower-income households. ...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Collaboration between physical activity researchers and transport planners: A qualitative study of attitudes to data driven approaches
This study utilized qualitative methods to 1) gain an in-depth understanding of the data utilized in AT planning, 2) explore the utility of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and accelerometer data in supporting the planning process, 3) identify the benefits and barriers of researcher and transport agency collaboration, and 4) identify the facilitators to collaboration for these groups. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 transport modeling, planning or engineering professionals, transport agency directors, and academics with relevant expertise in health or transport planning. A thematic analysis was conducted ...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Sociocultural perceptions of walkability in Mexican American neighborhoods: Implications for policy and practice
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2017 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Maia Ingram, Arlie Adkins, Krista Hansen, Vanessa Cascio, Evren Somnez (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Assessing the economic benefits and resilience of complete streets in Orlando, FL: A natural experimental design approach
This study applied a natural experiment design to: (1) explore the economic benefits on single-family (SF) property value appreciation before-and-after the implementation of the Complete Street during the housing market boom (from 2000 to 2007), and (2) examine the economic resilience of Complete Street designs on maintaining SF property values during the housing market crash (from 2007 to 2011) at Edgewater Dr. in Orlando, FL. Propensity score matching was used to match intervention and control residences with similar building attributes. On average, SF homes exposed to Complete Streets had 8.2% and 4.3% higher home value...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Walk21 Calgary – (re)Connecting community through walking
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2017 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Gavin R. McCormack, Bronwen Thornton, Jim Walker, Peter Sargious, John Brown (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research