Walking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health

This ninth volume of the Transport and Sustainability series addresses various aspects of sustainable transport and health within a walking context. While the transportation and health fields have separately recognized the links between their branches of knowledge, it is only lately that their interdisciplinary nature has been explored. This book uses an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to examine the connections between walking and health. Specific chapters cover: the measurement of walking; public health messaging on walking; health benefits of walking; economic value of walking; walking to and from school; dog walking; built environment and walking; intersection of public transport infrastructure and walking; considerations for older adults and people with disabilities; pedestrian safety and public health; policy development; promoting public health; case studies in New South Wales, Bogotá, Vancouver, Vienna, and Seoul; and finally, speculation on the future of walking to close the book. Academic and professional readers in the fields of sustainable transportation and public health will benefit from this synthesis of the current state of research and practice in their disciplines.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 448p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01673743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781787146273
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2018 10:21AM