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Built environmental correlates of cycling for transport across Europe

Lieze Mertens UGent, Sofie Compernolle UGent, Benedicte Deforche UGent, Joreintje D Mackenbach, Jeroen Lakerveld, Johannes Brug, Célina Roda, Thierry Feuillet, Jean-Michel Oppert, Ketevan Glonti, et al. (2017) HEALTH & PLACE. 44. p.35-42
abstract
This cross-sectional study aimed to determine which objective built environmental factors, identified using a virtual neighbourhood audit, were associated with cycling for transport in adults living in five urban regions across Europe. The moderating role of age, gender, socio-economic status and country on these associations was also investigated. Overall, results showed that people living in neighbourhoods with a preponderance of speed limits below 30 km/h, many bicycle lanes, with less traffic calming devices, more trees, more litter and many parked cars forming an obstacle on the road were more likely to cycle for transport than people living in areas with lower prevalence of these factors. Evidence was only found for seven out of 56 possible moderators of these associations. These results suggest that reducing speed limits for motorized vehicles and the provision of more bicycle lanes may be effective interventions to promote cycling in Europe.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Physical activity & health, Active transport, Built environment, Cycling, Google street view, Virtual audit
journal title
HEALTH & PLACE
Health Place
volume
44
pages
35 - 42
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000396955900004
ISSN
1353-8292
DOI
10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.01.007
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0)
id
8506500
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8506500
date created
2017-02-01 08:02:59
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2018-03-14 09:46:29
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  abstract     = {This cross-sectional study aimed to determine which objective built environmental factors, identified using a virtual neighbourhood audit, were associated with cycling for transport in adults living in five urban regions across Europe. The moderating role of age, gender, socio-economic status and country on these associations was also investigated. Overall, results showed that people living in neighbourhoods with a preponderance of speed limits below 30 km/h, many bicycle lanes, with less traffic calming devices, more trees, more litter and many parked cars forming an obstacle on the road were more likely to cycle for transport than people living in areas with lower prevalence of these factors. Evidence was only found for seven out of 56 possible moderators of these associations. These results suggest that reducing speed limits for motorized vehicles and the provision of more bicycle lanes may be effective interventions to promote cycling in Europe.},
  author       = {Mertens, Lieze and Compernolle, Sofie and Deforche, Benedicte and Mackenbach, Joreintje D and Lakerveld, Jeroen and Brug, Johannes and Roda, C{\'e}lina and Feuillet, Thierry and Oppert, Jean-Michel and Glonti, Ketevan and Rutter, Harry and Bardos, Helga and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Van Dyck, Delfien},
  issn         = {1353-8292},
  journal      = {HEALTH \& PLACE},
  keyword      = {Physical activity \& health,Active transport,Built environment,Cycling,Google street view,Virtual audit},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {35--42},
  title        = {Built environmental correlates of cycling for transport across Europe},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.01.007},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Mertens, Lieze, Sofie Compernolle, Benedicte Deforche, Joreintje D Mackenbach, Jeroen Lakerveld, Johannes Brug, Célina Roda, et al. 2017. “Built Environmental Correlates of Cycling for Transport Across Europe.” Health & Place 44: 35–42.
APA
Mertens, Lieze, Compernolle, S., Deforche, B., Mackenbach, J. D., Lakerveld, J., Brug, J., Roda, C., et al. (2017). Built environmental correlates of cycling for transport across Europe. HEALTH & PLACE, 44, 35–42.
Vancouver
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Mertens L, Compernolle S, Deforche B, Mackenbach JD, Lakerveld J, Brug J, et al. Built environmental correlates of cycling for transport across Europe. HEALTH & PLACE. 2017;44:35–42.
MLA
Mertens, Lieze, Sofie Compernolle, Benedicte Deforche, et al. “Built Environmental Correlates of Cycling for Transport Across Europe.” HEALTH & PLACE 44 (2017): 35–42. Print.