A15 An investigation of the relationship between active transport and cardiovascular disease that considers the importance of the inclusion of local people in transport planning policies
Publication date: June 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 2, Issue 2, Supplement Author(s): James Rhodes (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - August 2, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Cycle training for children: Which schools offer it and who takes part?
Conclusions Offering high-quality cycle training free of charge in English schools reduced but did not eliminate inequalities in cycle training participation. Further promoting the scheme to parents and schools, particularly in deprived areas, would be expected to increase uptake and help reduce current inequalities in participation. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 30, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Carrots and sticks vs carrots: Comparing approaches to workplace travel plans using disincentives for driving and incentives for active travel
Conclusions The present study is unique in being able to compare two travel plans using reasonably well matched sites. A workplace travel plan including parking management strategies to complement strategies to encourage active and sustainable forms of travel to work, may be more effective than a travel plan that includes encouragement strategies alone. Evaluations of travel plans with robust study designs such as controlled before–after studies and cluster-randomised controlled trials (cluster-RCTs) are needed to provide stronger evidence, and pragmatic approaches to implementing controlled trials will need to be co...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 29, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

The relationship between active transportation and health
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Stephanie A. Schauder, Mark C. Foley Active transportation has received attention for its environmental and health benefits. In this paper we use individual-level survey data from NHANES III to investigate the extent to which the number of minutes of bicycling and walking for transportation are associated with 10 health outcomes. We use instrumental variables to address the endogeneity caused by the complex relationship between exercise and health. We find mixed results indicating that active transportation is associ...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 20, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A16 Humanitarian health care logistics during the Canterbury earthquakes in New Zealand
Conclusions This paper ended with recommendations on how the governments in New Zealand, Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Ministry of Health, the hospital management could improve the emergency preparedness and response in New in general and in Canterbury in particular. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Public Involvement (A15-A16)A15 An investigation of the relationship between active transport and cardiovascular disease that considers the importance of the inclusion of local people in transport planning policies
Publication date: June 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 2, Issue 2, Supplement Author(s): James Rhodes (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A14 Burden of disease caused by local transport in Warsaw, Poland
Conclusions Most of the health risks of local transport in urban area were caused by air pollution and noise. The results indicate that the health burden of transport could be mitigated by reducing the motorized transport causing air pollution and noise and by encouraging physically active transport in the study area. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A13 Comprehensive Health Impact Assessment for Active Travel: A "PASTA" project approach
Conclusions The novel approach of integrating stakeholder and expert workshops, interviews, systematic reviews and evidence based approaches in the HIA process is a necessary advancement for comprehensive HIA for active travel. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A12 Will moving into East Village housing increase household physical activity levels? Evaluation of a natural experiment
Conclusions This study offers an important opportunity for a natural experiment. This study seeks to identify factors that encourage active use of the local environment. While the opportunity is unique, the results may be generalisable to other urban building projects and should inform future evidence-based urban planning. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A11 Towards an integrated evaluation of the effects on health from smoke or toxic gas dispersion in the evacuation of subway tunnels
Conclusions The study discussed demonstrates that by integrating the datasets mentioned, a greater understanding of the effect subway climatology has on evacuations strategies of subway stations can be understood. It is shown that accessible technology and software, along with methodologies developed, supports the assessment and development of integrated evacuation strategies that reduce the loss of life or effects on public health. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A10 Use of Health Impact Assessment to Promote Safe Built Environments for Active Transportation
Conclusions Proposed active transportation decisions are generally favorable to health in their initial design, but they do not always consider injury risk. HIAs advance the field of injury prevention and control by illuminating the unintended injury and violence risks of proposals and proposing evidence-based injury strategies. Although the HIAs that were reviewed were conducted in the U.S. the findings provide important lessons for communities around the world. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A09 Health and economic benefits of active transport policies in Barcelona
Conclusions Changes in transport policies in Barcelona city, which promoted active transportation, produced a clear impact on health benefits related to physical activity. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A08 The evaluation of research impact on transport and health in five non-communicable disease areas as reported in a UK newspaper
Conclusions Transport affects human health in positive and negative ways. For example, recent legislation (December 2014) that provides for a smoking ban in cars in the presence of children has been receiving repeated reporting in the press since 2009 by experts seeking to create this law. Transport policy can thus affect any of these five NCDs and influence individuals on making choices about using different forms of transport or choosing where they live. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A07 The impact of urban structure on mental health in Turin: the importance of public transport accessibility
Conclusions Evidence suggests that the structure of built environment has an effect on mental health of people who spend more time in it: women, as well as men over 50, independently from the socioeconomic individual and contextual characteristic. A good accessibility with public transport, as well as a dense urban structure (vs sprawl), can contribute to reduce the risk of depression, especially for women and retired people, giving them the opportunity to move around, satisfy their needs and have an active social life. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A06 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Analysis
Conclusions The success of the Clean Trucks Program indicates that the initiatives taken by the Ports through their Clean Air Action Plan have been able to improve the quality of life of citizens exposed to pollution from the Ports. However, previous works suggest that these impacts are small compared to those of port-related truck and train operations on land, outside of the San Pedro Bay Ports complex. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A05 Making HIAs more digestible: Bite-Sized Lessons Learned from HIAs Linking Transportation & Health in the Southern United States
Publication date: June 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 2, Issue 2, Supplement Author(s): Donald Kostelec Background This presentation articulates what Health Impact Assessment means for transportation planning in the United States. It showcases lessons learned through six HIAs linking health with transportation and regional planning. While much of the buzz about Health Impact Assessment in the United States has posed it as an emerging trend with great promise, there remain challenges among local and state agencies in their understanding of HIA and willingness to engage in the process. Acceptanc...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A04 Contrasting Urban Contexts in Healthy Ageing: The case of Luxembourg urban agglomeration
Conclusions The analysis of the first batch of data proves that the multidisciplinary perspective and integrated empirical approach does deliver new, reliable information on how characteristics of urban environments relate to the crucial dimensions of healthy aging and mobility behaviour. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A03 Health impact assessment of the liverpool cycling strategy 'Get Liverpool Cycling.'
Conclusion The HIA concluded that the strategy is likely to have a positive impact on the population of Liverpool. Five recommendations were developed through this HIA to support the implementation of the Strategy. Although there was a very limited time resource to undertake this HIA, a prominent City Council or has agreed to support and encourage the implementation of the recommendations of this HIA. The HIA was undertaken at a time of political changes for cycling. It was however, accepted positively and all recommendations were agreed to be implemented. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A02 Criteria Methodology for Integrated Health and Sustainability Assessment
Conclusions The criteria methodology generates useful recommendations for transport planners, while also supporting collaboration between local government and health agencies. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

A01 Health Impact Assessment in Transport: An experience of a practitioner for the first time and what could help
Publication date: June 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 2, Issue 2, Supplement Author(s): Tamara Al-obaidi (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Burden of disease caused by local transport in Warsaw, Poland
In this study we quantified the burden of disease caused by local transport in the city of Warsaw, Poland. The disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) were estimated for transport related air pollution (particulate matter (PM), nitrogen oxides (NO x ), sulfur dioxide (SO2), benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), cadmium, lead and nickel), noise, injuries and physical activity. Exposure to these factors was based on local and international data, and the exposure-response functions (ERFs) were based on published reviews and recommendations. The uncertainties were quantified and propagated with the Monte Carlo method. Local transport generated...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Factors influencing hospital admission and associated hospital costs of traffic victims admitted to an emergency department
Conclusion In general, most of injury literature report ‘unit costs’ for fatally, severely and slightly injured traffic victims. This study demonstrates that other criteria such as traffic victim characteristics (gender, age, SES) and injury characteristics (nature, location, severity) need to be considered in order to give a more accurate picture of the probability of hospitalisation and associated medical costs. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 9, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Systematic review of the epidemiology of non-collision injuries occurring to older people during use of public buses in high income countries
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Denise Kendrick , Avril Drummond , Pip Logan , Jo Barnes , Esme Worthington Each year more than 6000 people are injured on public buses in the UK, approximately half of whom are aged 65 or over. This review synthesises the published literature on the epidemiology of non-collision injuries occurring in older people using public buses, to enable understanding of the size and nature of the problem of injuries, and to explore strategies for improving the safety of public transport for older people. We searched PubMed, Embas...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

The influence of transport on well-being among teenagers: A photovoice project in New Zealand
Conclusions Transport had an influence on the well-being of this group of teenagers. Photovoice projects are a valuable way to engage youth and provide context for new research topics such as this. New knowledge generated by this project will inform future research focused on transport as a correlate of well-being among youth. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Distracted driving behaviors related to cell phone use among middle-aged adults
Conclusions Work obligations and overconfidence in one׳s ability to drive while talking/texting are critical areas to intervene in and have large public health implications. Future studies should use the DDS among different populations to determine generalizability. There are numerous opportunities for education, policy and new technologies to expand on this research. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - June 23, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Bicycling campaigns promoting health versus campaigns promoting safety: A randomized controlled online study of ‘dangerization’
This study tested the idea that promoting bicycle safety might inadvertently discourage bicycling by having negative effects on how the activity is perceived. It also tested the idea that stressing the health benefits of bicycling would have a positive effect on perceptions and intentions to cycle. Two-hundred and twenty-eight adults were randomly allocated to read safety-focused, health-focused, or control publicity materials and their immediate influences on bicycling perceptions were measured. Health-focused materials significantly increased bicycling׳s perceived health benefits amongst non-bicyclists and had no influe...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - June 23, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Health implications of transport: Evidence of effects of transport on social interactions
This article reviews the evidence that transport impacts on social interactions, and that social interactions impact on health. It is an updated version of part of chapter 5 from Health on the Move 2. There is growing evidence that aspects of transport influence social exclusion, social capital, social cohesion and social networks. Numerous studies have identified associations between these aspects of social interaction and morbidity and mortality. Community severance – where transport infrastructure or the speed or volume of traffic act as a physical or psychological barrier – impacts on individuals׳ travel, ...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - June 23, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Investigating the rates and impacts of near misses and related incidents among UK cyclists
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Rachel Aldred , Sian Crosweller The paper investigates the occurrence of non-injury incidents among cyclists in the UK, seeking to (i) generate a rate that can be compared with injury rates, (ii) analyse factors affecting incident rates, and (iii) analyse factors affecting the impact of incidents on cyclists. We collected data on non-injury cycling ‘incidents’ (near misses and other frightening and/or annoying incidents) from 1692 online diaries of cycle trip stages 1 1 A cycle trip stage being a part of a...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Associations between children׳s active travel and levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior
Conclusions Active travel was positively associated with children׳s physical activity but not their sedentary behavior levels. Active travel to non-school destinations may have more potential to increase children׳s moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels, than active travel to school. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - June 5, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Associations between parents׳ perception of traffic danger, the built environment and walking to school
Conclusions High perceived school route but not school site danger, was related to frequent walking to school and to specific built environment features. Parents׳ perception of danger is not always in accordance with objective measures of traffic danger. Safe road design along school routes is important to influence traffic safety and walking to school; however, safe road design must also be directed to the immediate school environment where collision densities are high. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - June 5, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

“Putting school travel on the map”: Facilitators and barriers to implementing school travel planning in Canada
Conclusion Overall, STP was considered successful in a variety of ways including increased awareness, rates of AST, multidisciplinary collaborations, and school-specific strategies to overcome AST barriers. The study points to a variety of factors affecting implementation. However, there was some evidence to suggest that the existing STP model is likely a short-term ‘band-aid’ solution to increase AST given the lack of time and sustained funding to support its implementation. Findings further call for greater investment in resources and capacity to support AST interventions like STP, particularly at the Canadia...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - June 5, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Walking in Sydney: trends in prevalence by geographic areas using information from transport and health surveillance systems
Conclusion: trend data are not identical at the local level, but are concordant in many areas. This approach of incorporating data from different sectors identifies areas where transport planning and health promotion needs might intersect and provides benchmarks with respect to the State plan, which has explicit policy indicators on active travel. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 23, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Transportation public health link: Changing perspectives…Changing a culture through cross-disciplinary collaboration
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Karyn M. Warsow The Transportation Public Health Link (TPH Link) is based on a conceptual framework of the transportation planning process that considers the synergy between the social, political, environmental, and economic elements that influence the health of communities. As a multi-dimensional integrative problem solving approach, this process has the flexibility to account for individual determinants of health acting at different levels. In this manner, an upstream perspective is used to understand the diverse impa...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Knowing about a public bicycle share program in Montreal, Canada: Are diffusion of innovation and proximity enough for equitable awareness?
This study examined 2-year changes in lack of awareness of a transport-related innovation implemented in Spring 2009 in Montreal, Canada, namely a PBSP called BIXI© as a function of proximity to bicycle docking stations and educational attainment As part of a larger investigation, a repeated cross-sectional design was used. A sample of 7011 adults was recruited through random-digit dialling to landline telephones in three population surveys: prior to implementation (n=2000), after season 1 (n=2502), and after season 2 (n=2509). Multivariable logistic regression analyses examined associations of survey periods, proximi...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

1st International Conference on Transport and Health (ICTH 2015)
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Jennifer S. Mindell (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Bikeshare’s impact on active travel: Evidence from the United States, Great Britain, and Australia
This study is the first known multi-city evaluation of the active travel impacts of bikeshare programs. To perform the analysis, data on mode substitution (i.e. the modes that bikeshare replaces) were used to determine the extent of shift from sedentary to active transport modes (e.g. when a car trip is replaced by bikeshare). Potentially offsetting these gains, reductions in physical activity when walking trips are replaced by bikeshare was also estimated. Finally a Markov Chain Monte Carlo analysis was conducted to estimate confidence bounds on estimated impacts on active travel given uncertainties in data sources. The r...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Editorial: Themed section on the geographies of active travel
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Seraphim Alvanides (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 11, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Extending life on the bike: Electric bike use by older Australians
In this study we identified the characteristics of older people who own and ride an electric bike in Australian and understand their motivations for purchase, their electric bike use and safety issues. We conducted an online study of electric bike owners in Australia (n=529). In this analysis, we focused on responses from participants aged 65 years and older (n=69). Respondents were aged from 65 to 88 years (71 years), most were retired (73.9%) and had been regular cyclists prior to purchasing an electric bike (80.3%). Almost half (42.6%) purchased their electric bike in a specialist electric bike shop and the two most rep...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 11, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

The impacts of national and local government actions on active travel
Publication date: Available online 8 May 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Jennifer S. Mindell (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 9, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Further examinations of mobility in later life and improving health and wellbeing
In conclusion, there is a need to look at the wider relationship between mobility, ageing and health embracing a transdisciplinary and intergenerational approach. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 7, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

An intervention encouraging planned self-regulation and goal setting in drivers across the lifespan: Testing an extended theory of planned behaviour
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Holly Gwyther , Carol Holland Previous work has demonstrated that planning behaviours may be more adaptive than avoidance strategies in driving self-regulation, but ways of encouraging planning have not been investigated. The efficacy of an extended theory of planned behaviour (TPB) plus implementation intention based intervention to promote planning self-regulation in drivers across the lifespan was tested. An age stratified group of participants (N=81, aged 18–83 years) was randomly assigned to an experimental or...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 6, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Travel behavior of low income older adults and implementation of an accessibility calculator
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Md Moniruzzaman , Anna Chudyk , Antonio Páez , Meghan Winters , Joanie Sims-Gould , Heather McKay Given the aging demographic landscape, the concept of walkable neighborhoods has emerged as a topic of interest, especially during the last decade. However, we know very little about whether walkable neighborhoods promote walking among older adults, particularly those with lower incomes. Therefore in this paper we: (i) examine the relation between trip distance and socio-demographic attributes and accessibility fea...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 2, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Associations between the objective and perceived built environment and bicycling for transportation
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Liang Ma , Jennifer Dill This paper investigates the relative associations between the objectively-measured built environment versus stated perceptions of the built environment and bicycling. Data are from a random phone survey conducted in the Portland, Oregon, region. Binary logit and linear regression models, using objective measures, perceived measures, and both sets of measures, were estimated to predict propensity of bicycling and frequency of bicycling separately. Results showed that the perceived environment a...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 2, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Rural–urban differences in health care provider child passenger safety anticipatory guidance provision
This study sought to determine rural–urban differences in frequency and accuracy of anticipatory guidance related to child passenger safety (CPS) provided by HCPs, in addition to rural–urban differences in HCP confidence in providing this counseling. HCPs from rural and urban areas in several upper Midwest states were surveyed about frequency and confidence of advice provided to parents related to CPS and their knowledge level on this subject. Urban HCPs were significantly more likely than rural HCPs to consistently provide advice to parents related to CPS across all age groups for children aged 12 years or you...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 2, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Changes in travel to school patterns among children and adolescents in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area, Brazil, 1997–2007
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Thiago Hérick de Sá , Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia , Grégore Iven Mielke , Fabiana Maluf Rabacow , Leandro Fórnias Machado de Rezende This paper describes the changes in how children and adolescents travel to school in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area (SPMA), Brazil. Data were from children (6–11 year) and adolescents (12–17 year) who reported at least one trip to school at the SPMA Household Travel Survey for the years 1997 (15,491 people; 31,909 trips) and 2007 (11,992 p...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 2, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Bus use in a developing world city: Implications for the health and well-being of older passengers
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Carlos Aceves-González , Sharon Cook , Andrew May The aim of this article is to investigate the implications of bus use on the health and well-being of older passengers in a developing world city. Two complementary methods were used. Twenty-six participants aged 60 and over in Guadalajara, Mexico took part in four focus groups to identify the door-to-door elements of the bus service that impose difficulty in terms of accessing and using it, and their impact on the perceived or actual safety, usability and comfo...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 2, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Air pollution and health – The views of policy makers, planners, public and private sector on barriers and incentives for change
Conclusion A lack of progress in reducing air pollution may be related to the invisibility of the problem both in health and economic terms. There is a disconnect between planning and development priorities at a national and local level which means vehicular transport is still the most efficient and cost effective option for personal and business transport. What is needed is political commitment to align policies and use both hard (punitive) measures and soft (behaviour choice) measures to reduce traffic-related air pollution in urban areas and protect and improve health. To address this real time, linked air pollution and...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - May 2, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

The impact of mobility scooters on their users. Does their usage help or hinder?: A state of the art review
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2015 Source:Journal of Transport & Health Author(s): Roselle Thoreau As older people start to have difficulty in walking many choose to use a mobility scooter to help them move around. Benefitting from improved design, mobility scooters are becoming an increasingly popular mobility device and are a common sight on many streets. However, very little is known about their usage or their impact in terms of either quality of life or functional health. Whilst mobility scooters may help to improve the quality of life of their users, it is also possible that the sedentary natur...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Choice of commuting mode among employees: Do home neighborhood environment, worksite neighborhood environment, and worksite policy and supports matter?
Conclusion Both environment features and worksite supports and policies are associated with the choice of commuting mode. Future studies should use longitudinal designs to investigate the potential of promoting alternative commuting modes through worksite efforts that support sustainable commuting behaviors as well as the potential of built environment improvements. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - March 18, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Age-friendly mobilities: A transdisciplinary and intergenerational perspective
This article reviews current literature on ageing and mobility and suggests that work emerging in ‘mobilities’ studies offers a transdisciplinary and intergenerational approach to mobility and ageing that reveals aspects of mobility experiences that are otherwise hidden. (Source: Journal of Transport and Health)
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - March 18, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research