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Environment–person interactions enabling walking in later life / Charles Musselwhite

Transportation Planning and Technology, Volume: 38, Issue: 1, Pages: 44 - 61

Swansea University Author: Musselwhite, Charles

DOI (Published version): 10.1080/03081060.2014.976983

Abstract

Observations and intercept surveys of older people were carried out (n = 365) in three locations (urban shopping centres, suburban residential area and an area of shared space) examining active use of outdoor space, measured by confidence to use and explore space. In all three areas, dominance of th...

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Published in: Transportation Planning and Technology
Published: 2015
Online Access: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03081060.2014.976983?journalCode=gtpt20#.VGnn2DSsWAg
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa19299
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Abstract: Observations and intercept surveys of older people were carried out (n = 365) in three locations (urban shopping centres, suburban residential area and an area of shared space) examining active use of outdoor space, measured by confidence to use and explore space. In all three areas, dominance of the space was associated with being male and having higher levels of reported health, confidence and higher socioeconomic status. Only 11% of participants walked at least as fast as the UK department for transport guidance on crossing speeds.
Keywords: pedestrian, environment, older people, health, confidence, gender
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 1
Start Page: 44
End Page: 61