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Employee attitudes towards active commuting

Crawford, F. and Mutrie, N. and Hanlon, P. (2001) Employee attitudes towards active commuting. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 39 (1). ISSN 1463-5240

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Abstract

Reliance on motorised transport has contributed to increasingly sedentary lifestyles and serious traffic congestion. This paper reports on a postal survey conducted in Glasgow which aimed to establish current modes of transport to work and investigate employee attitudes towards 'active commuting' defined as walking or cycling for part or all of the journey to work. Results indicate that the car was the predominant mode of transport. One-fifth of those who lived less than one mile and one-third of those who lived between one and two miles from work commonly drove. Recommendations include traffic planning measures to increase provision of dedicated pedestrian/cycle routes, workplace initiatives to promote active commuting as well as greater priority for walking and cycling in transport and health policies.

Item type: Article
ID code: 7845
Keywords: active commuting, university campus, transport strategy, physical activity, self-efficacy, health promotion, environment, walking, cycling, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition , Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 10:15
Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 14:18
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7845

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