The Role of Personal Values, Urban Form, and Auto Availability in the Analysis of Walking for Transportation

This article reports on a study undertaken to examine the association of personal values, the built environment, and auto availability with walking for transportation. The study included adult participants (n = 865) drawn from 11 United States metropolitan areas with good transit services available; the participants had all recently made or were contemplating making a residential move. Participants were asked if walking was their primary mode for nine different trip purposes. The study also included as variables personal values, neighborhood types, and auto availability. The results showed that all three of these variables were associated with walking, and the three variables interacted. Positive attitudes about urban attributes, living in a supportive neighborhood, and low automobile availability significantly predicted more walking for transportation. The authors conclude by proposing a framework for future research in which a factor representing the role of the automobile is examined more explicitly.

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    • Special Issue: Active Living Research
  • Authors:
    • Coogan, Matthew A
    • Karash, Karla H
    • Adler, Thomas
    • Sallis, James F
  • Publication Date: 2007-3


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  • Accession Number: 01055978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2007 6:26AM