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Introduction: Transport and land use in childhood

Buliung, Ron N.; Mitra, Raktim (Journal of Transport and Land Use, 2016)
What is the relationship between childhood, transportation, and land use? What are the social and environmental—along with political, economic, and policy-related factors and forces—that produce transport in childhood? How ...

School travel route measurement and built environment effects in models of children's school travel behavior

Larsen, Kristian; Buliung, Ron N.; Faulkner, Guy (Journal of Transport and Land Use, 2016)
The most common form of physical activity for people of all ages is walking, thus the use of active travel modes, such as walking or cycling for school trips, can increase daily physical activity levels. School travel is ...

Past and present of active school transportation: An exploration of the built environment effects in Toronto, Canada from 1986 to 2006

Mitra, Raktim; Papaioannou, Elli M.; Nurul Habib, Khandker M. (Journal of Transport and Land Use, 2016)
The health benefits of walking and cycling to and from school, also called active school transportation (AST), are well documented. In the context of a declining trend in AST across the Western world, this paper examines ...

Do children walk where they bike? Exploring built environment correlates of children's walking and bicycling

Moran, Mike; Plaut, Pnina; Baron-Epel, Orna (Journal of Transport and Land Use, 2016)
Previous studies examined environmental correlates of children's physical activity. While most of these studies used aggregated physical activity measures (i.e., overall physical activity, active travel), little is known ...

Longitudinal analysis of adolescent girls' activity patterns in San Diego and Minneapolis: Understanding the influence of the transition to licensure

McDonald, Noreen C.; Merlin, Louis A.; Hu, Haoting; Shih, Joshu; Cohen, Deborah A.; Evenson, Kelly R.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Rodriguez, Daniel A. (Journal of Transport and Land Use, 2016)
The proportion of teens and young adults with driver's licenses has declined sharply in many industrialized countries including the United States. Explanations for this decline have ranged from the introduction of graduated ...