Commuting and health in Cambridge: a study of a 'natural experiment' in the provision of new transport infrastructure


Ogilvie, D; Griffin, S; Jones, A; MacKett, R; Guell, C; Panter, J; Jones, N; Cohn, S; Yang, L; Chapman, C; (2010) Commuting and health in Cambridge: a study of a 'natural experiment' in the provision of new transport infrastructure. BMC Public Health, 10. p. 703. ISSN 1471-2458 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-703

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Abstract

Modifying transport infrastructure to support active travel (walking and cycling) could help to increase population levels of physical activity. However, there is limited evidence for the effects of interventions in this field, and to the best of our knowledge no study has convincingly demonstrated an increase in physical activity directly attributable to this type of intervention. We have therefore taken the opportunity presented by a 'natural experiment' in Cambridgeshire, UK to establish a quasi-experimental study of the effects of a major transport infrastructural intervention on travel behaviour, physical activity and related wider health impacts.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult, Bicycling, England, Environment Design, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Promotion, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Male, Middle Aged, Questionnaires, Transportation, Walking, Young Adult, Adult, Bicycling, England, Environment Design, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Promotion, methods, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Male, Middle Aged, Questionnaires, Transportation, methods, Walking, Young Adult
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
PubMed ID: 21080928
Web of Science ID: 285133400001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1604068

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