Child transport practices and perceived barriers in active commuting to school
AbstractThis study evaluated the transport practices of school children and perceived factors that influenced parental decisions regarding their child's use of active transport to commute to school. A self-administered parental questionnaire (nÂ =Â 324) was used to determine the transport practices of school children and factors that influence parental decisions regarding their child's use of active transport to school. The relationship between transportation modes (active vs. passive), distance and descriptive variables were evaluated. Despite a median commuting distance of 2.5Â km (0.1-28.0Â km), only one-third of school trips involved active transport. Children using active transport commuted shorter distances (1.5 vs. 3.6Â km), were older (10 vs. 8 years) and more likely to be male than those using motorised transport (PÂ
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Volume (Year): 42 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 (July)
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