Access to health-promoting facilities and amenities

Ellaway, Anne and Ferguson, Neil and Lamb, Karen Elaine and Ogilvie, David; Stock, Christiane and Ellaway, Anne, eds. (2013) Access to health-promoting facilities and amenities. In: Neighbourhood structure and health promotion. Springer, pp. 117-126. ISBN 9781461466710 (

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This chapter provides a brief overview of the existing literature on the importance of the built environment to obesity and examines how local facilities, such as physical activity amenities, are distributed across different sorts of neighbourhoods. The issue of access to these facilities using different forms of transport (walking, cycling, bus or car) is explored using data from a Scotland wide study.