Impact of the built environment on walking and cycling amongst children

Utilizing GPS data of approximately 100 children in socially deprived neighborhoods located in five Dutch cities, this project evaluates the impact of urban morphology and design on children’s active mode choice, travel distance, and travel duration.

While controlling for the children’s socio-economic characteristics, the individual and multivariate impact of the build-up environment on mode choice, travel distance, and travel duration is explored and the project provides recommendations for spatial planning authorities to support a healthier urban living.

Contact person: Dr. Marco Helbich