Towards a Comprehensive Conceptual Framework of Active Travel Behavior: a Review and Synthesis of Published Frameworks

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper reviews the use of conceptual frameworks in research on active travel, such as walking and cycling. Generic framework features and a wide range of contents are identified and synthesized into a comprehensive framework of active travel behavior, as part of the Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches project (PASTA). PASTA is a European multinational, interdisciplinary research project on active travel and health., RECENT FINDINGS: Along with an exponential growth in active travel research, a growing number of conceptual frameworks has been published since the early 2000s. Earlier frameworks are simpler and emphasize the distinction of environmental vs. individual factors, while more recently several studies have integrated travel behavior theories more thoroughly. Based on the reviewed frameworks and various behavioral theories, the authors propose the comprehensive PASTA conceptual framework of active travel behavior. The authors discuss how it can guide future research, such as data collection, data analysis, and modeling of active travel behavior, and present some examples from the PASTA project.

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    • © 2017 Thomas Götschi et al.
  • Authors:
    • Gotschi, Thomas
    • de Nazelle, Audrey
    • Brand, Christian
    • Gerike, Regine
  • Publication Date: 2017-9


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  • Accession Number: 01673583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2018 4:53PM