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Walking and Cycling to School: Predictors of Increases Among Children and Adolescents

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Hume, C., Timperio, A., Salmon, J., Carver, A., Giles-Corti, B., & Crawford, D. (2009). Walking and Cycling to School: Predictors of Increases Among Children and Adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36(3), 195-200.
Background: Little is known about what happens to active commuting as children get older, and less is known about influences on changes in this behavior. This study examined predi…

The Effect of Transportation Policies on Energy Consumption and Greenhouse gas Emission from Urban Passenger Transportation

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Poudenx, P. (2008). The effect of transportation policies on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission from urban passenger transportation. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 42(6), 901-909.
This paper offers a brief journey through twelve major cities with various policies in place to curb private vehicle use and assesses their success in term of energy consumption a…

Child Transport Practices and Perceived Barriers in Active Commuting to School

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Yeung, J., Wearing, S., & Hills, A. P. (2008). Child transport practices and perceived barriers in active commuting to school. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 42(6), 895-900.
This 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…

Nature and/or Nurture? Analyzing the Determinants of Transit Ridership Across US Urbanized Areas

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Taylor, B. D., Miller, D., Iseki, H., & Fink, C. (2009). Nature and/or nurture? Analyzing the determinants of transit ridership across US urbanized areas.
ublic subsidy of transit services has increased dramatically in recent years, with little effect on overall ridership. Quite obviously, a clear understanding of the factors influe…

The Relationship Between the Built Environment and Nonwork Travel

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Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., & Handy, S. L. (2009). The relationship between the built environment and nonwork travel: A case study of Northern California
Many studies have found that residents living in suburban neighborhoods drive more and walk less than their counterparts in traditional neighborhoods. This evidence supports the a…

Declining Sustainability: The Case of Shopping Trip Energy Consumption

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Kitamura, R., Sakamoto, K. & Waygood, O. (2008). Declining Sustainability: The Case of Shopping Trip Energy Consumption. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 2(3), 158-176.
As typical shopping behavior changed from foot-based visits to neighborhood shopping streets or corner grocery stores to auto-based visits to large-scale retail stores, shopping t…

Influences of Built Environments on Walking and Cycling: Lessons from Bogotá

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Cervero, R., Sarmiento, O. L., Jacoby, E., Gomez, L. & Neiman, A. (2009). Influences of Built Environments on Walking and Cycling: Lessons from Bogotá. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 3(4), 203-226.
Bogotá, Colombia, is well known for its sustainable urban transport systems, including an extensive network of bike lanes and set-aside street space for recreational cyclists and …

Factors Influencing the Decision to Drive or Walk Short Distances to Public Transport Facilities

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Walton, D. & Sunseri, S. (2010). Factors Influencing the Decision to Drive or Walk Short Distances to Public Transport Facilities. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 4(4), 212-226.
Samples of drivers and walkers are examined to understand factors influencing the decision to walk. The driver sample was limited to those who lived within 1 km of the park-and-ri…

School Travel Plans: Overcoming Barriers to Implementation

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Baslington, H. (2008). School travel plans: Overcoming barriers to implementation. Transport Reviews, 28(2), 239-258.
The number of primary school children travelling to school by car has almost doubled in 20 years. A governmental policy response is to introduce school travel plans. The paper rai…

Commuting by Bicycle: An Overview of the Literature

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Heinen, E., van Wee, B., Maat, K. (2010). Commuting by bicycle: An overview of the literature. Transport Reviews, 30(1), 59-96.
Commuting by bicycle has advantages over other modes of transport, both for the commuter and for society. Although cycling is an option for many commuters, a considerable number o…

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