Neighborhood Built Environment and Socioeconomic Status in Relation to Active Commuting to School in Children

This research analyzed neighborhood walkability, socioeconomic status, and children's active commuting to school (ACS) via walking, cycling or skateboarding. Geographic Information System (GIS) data was used to examine built environment characteristics including residential density, land-use mix, and street connectivity to determine walkability. The socioeconomic status and modes of transport to school were determined through a survey administered to 310 children from 7 different schools in Valencia, Spain in 2015. A mixed regression analysis determined that increased walkability of neighborhoods resulted in 2.5 more ACS trips per week compared to less walkable neighborhoods. Active commuting was more frequent for children attending schools located in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods than those attending schools in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods.


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  • Accession Number: 01673528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2018 4:19PM