This is a systematic review of 38 articles that investigate the environmental (physical, economic, socio-cultural and political) correlates of active transportation (AT) among young people aged 5-18 years.
- Lower rates of active transport were correlated with greater distance, increasing household income and increasing car ownership
- Non-white ethnic background is positively associated with active transport.
- Accessibility to recreational facilities and walk or bike paths are possibly associated with higher rates of active transport
- Researchers highlight the complexity of variables promoting or inhibiting children’s active transport and suggest areas for future research
Pont, Karina, Ziviani, Jenny, Wadley, David, Bennett, Sally and Abbott, Rebecca. “Environmental Correlates of Children’s Active Transportation: A Systematic Literature Review”.Health and Place. 15 (2009) 849-862.