Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/43438
Title: A review on the effects of physical built environment attributes on enhancing walking and cycling activity levels within residential neighborhoods
Authors: Wang, Y
Chau, CK 
Ng, WY
Leung, TM
Keywords: Barriers
Neighborhood design
Physical activity
Walking and cycling
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Cities, 2016, v. 50, p. 1-15 How to cite?
Journal: Cities 
Abstract: The growing worldwide awareness of the significant impacts of physical activities on physical and physiological health has aroused great interest in the role of the physical built environment plays in walking and cycling activities. This comprehensive review shows how specific details of the built environment enhance people's walking and cycling. This was accomplished through identifying the barriers to walking and cycling activities as well as the general and specific characteristics of the major physical built environment attributes within a residential neighborhood that can help overcome these barriers and enhance the walking and cycling activity levels. Also the effectiveness of some individual attributes was also compared. Of particular value of this study is that its structure and level of details of information laid out in this review can facilitate building designers and neighborhood planners in creating a supportive environment within residential neighborhoods.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/43438
ISSN: 0264-2751
EISSN: 1873-6084
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.08.004
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