Neighbourhood Walkability, Road Density and Socio-economic Status in Sydney, Australia

Planning and transport agencies play a vital role in influencing the design of townscapes, travel modes and travel behaviors, which in turn impact on the walkability of neighbourhoods and residents’ physical activity opportunities. Optimising neighbourhood walkability is desirable in built environments, however, the population health benefits of walkability may be offset by increased exposure to traffic related air pollution. This paper describes the spatial distribution of neighbourhood walkability and weighted road density, a marker for traffic related air pollution, in Sydney, Australia. As exposure to air pollution is related to socio-economic status in some cities, this paper also examines the spatial distribution of weighted road density and walkability by socio-economic status (SES).

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    • © 2016 Christine T Cowie et al.
  • Authors:
    • Cowie, Christine T
    • Ding, Ding
    • Rolfe, Margaret I
    • Mayne, Darren J
    • Jalaludin, Bin
    • Bauman, Adrian
    • Morgan, Geoffrey G
  • Publication Date: 2016


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  • Accession Number: 01603189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2016 1:36PM