Walking, cycling, and public transport use: their determinants and relationship with physical activity: a study with GPS, accelerometers, and an electronic mobility survey

Studies of the relationships between environmental conditions, active transport, and physical activity are receiving an increasing interest. However, studies based on retrospective questionnaires are known for their inaccurate and biased assessment of mobility and physical activity. In the RECORD GPS Study, participants wore a GPS receiver and an accelerometer and were surveyed on their activities and transportation modes over 7 days (electronic prompted recall survey based on GPS). The accelerometry data were aggregated for each trip (sedentary time, physical activity, number of steps taken, and energy expenditure). In 2012–2013, 236 participants were recruited (7,419 trips). Analyses at the trip level identified individual characteristics, trip circumstances, and contextual characteristics at the departure and arrival of the trip that were associated with the transportation mode used. They also quantified differences in the number of steps taken, physical activity, and energy expenditure between walking, biking, using a personal motorised vehicle, and public transport.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01530741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2014 12:55PM