Children’s Active Transportation

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Elsevier, Jun 15, 2018 - Transportation - 306 pages

Children’s Active Transportation is a rigorous and comprehensive examination of the current research and interventions on active transportation for children and youth. As the travel behaviors of these groups tend to be highly routinized, and their mobility faces unique constraints, such as parental restrictions, mandatory school attendance, and the inability to drive a motor vehicle before late adolescence, this book examines the key factors that influence travel behavior among children and youth, providing key insights into lessons learned from current interventions. Readers will find a resource that clearly demonstrates how critical it is for children to develop strong, active transportation habits that carry into adulthood.

  • Discusses the correlates that exist between children’s active transportation using a social and ecological model
  • Summarizes active transportation interventions that show what works to increase non-motorized modes of travel in children
  • Describes the factors that influence the implementation and effectiveness of interventions
 

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Contents

2 Environmental Benefits of Active Transportation
21
3 Economic Benefits of Active Transportation
39
4 Last Child Walking?Prevalence and Trends in Active Transportation
53
5 Childrens Independent Mobility
77
6 An Ecological Model of Active Transportation
93
7 Individual Correlates of Active Transportation
105
8 Interpersonal Correlates of Active Transportation
115
9 Community Factors Related to Active Transportation
127
13 Safe Routes to School SRTS
193
14 School Travel Plans
205
15 Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains
217
16 Taming Traffic to Encourage Childrens Active Transportation
229
17 Active TransportationIs the School Hiding the Forest?
243
18 Conclusion
259
Glossary
267
Index
273

10 Built and Physical Environment Correlates of Active Transportation
141
11 Public Policy and Active Transportation
155
12 Prevalence and Correlates of Active Transportation in Developing Countries
173
Back Cover
279
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About the author (2018)

Richard Larouche is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Lethbridge and an Affiliate Investigator with the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. Dr. Larouche is the author of 43 journal articles and 2 book chapters on the topic, and his research focuses on active living among children and youth, including active transportation, physical activity, outdoor play, and health-related fitness.

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