Children’s route choice during active transportation to school: difference between shortest and actual route

@article{Dessing2016ChildrensRC,
  title={Children’s route choice during active transportation to school: difference between shortest and actual route},
  author={Dirk Dessing and Sanne I. de Vries and Geertje Hegeman and Evert A Verhagen and Willem van Mechelen and Frank H. Pierik},
  journal={The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity},
  year={2016},
  volume={13}
}
  • Dirk Dessing, Sanne I. de Vries, +3 authors Frank H. Pierik
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • BackgroundThe purpose of this study is to increase our understanding of environmental correlates that are associated with route choice during active transportation to school (ATS) by comparing characteristics of actual walking and cycling routes between home and school with the shortest possible route to school.MethodsChildren (n = 184; 86 boys, 98 girls; age range: 8–12 years) from seven schools in suburban municipalities in the Netherlands participated in the study. Actual walking and cycling… CONTINUE READING

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