Cole, R., Dunn, P., Hunter, I., Owen, N. & Sugiyama, T. (2015). Walk Score and Australian adults' home-based walking for transport. Health & Place,35 60-65. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.06.011
The relationships of Walk Score, a publicly-accessible walkability assessment tool, with walking for transport to and from home were examined among a large representative sample of Australian adults aged 18–64 years (N=16,944). Residents in highly and somewhat walkable areas were twice and 1.4 times more likely to accumulate 30 min of walking per day compared to those in very car-dependent neighborhoods, respectively. Mean duration of walking was also longer for participants living in highly and somewhat walkable areas compared to those in very car-dependent areas. Walk Score has potential as a widely-applicable tool for identifying the walkability of local neighborhoods.
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