Getting Australia moving : establishing a physically literate and active nation
This report builds the scientific case for promoting physical literacy in Australian children and reviews successful models from other countries with a view to constructing a curriculum that both builds upon these existing programmes as well as being specific to the unique environment and culture of Australia. On the basis of this review, ten recommendations are made for any future Australian programme for promoting physical literacy.
Mon 30th Sep 2013
Design Person for Bicycle Facilities
This paper outlines how the City of Edmonton has started the implementation of the Bicycle Transportation Plan, who the system is being designed for, and why the city has chosen to design the bicycle system for families. The paper outlines the strategies being taken to design infrastructure, target marketing, and provide education towards getting more families cycling and cycling more often by focusing on the characteristics of families as they relate to demographics and their comfort and interest in cycling.
Tue 24th Sep 2013
Evaluating Active Transport Benefits and Costs
This report describes methods for evaluating the benefits and costs of active transport. It describes various types of benefits and costs and methods for measuring them. These include direct benefits to users from improved active transport conditions, and various benefits to society from increased walking and cycling activity, reduced motor vehicle travel, and more compact and multi-modal community development. It discusses active transport demands and ways to increase walking and cycling activity. This analysis indicates that many active transport benefits tend to be overlooked or undervalued in conventional transport economic evaluation.
Wed 28th Aug 2013
Increasing the Share of Bicycling: The Challenge of Professional Path Dependency in Local Transport
In May 2013 the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) released a report that explores reasons why the Swedish policy objective of reducing the proportion of car travel and increasing travel by walking, cycling and public transport has not yet been reached. The report focuses on cycling policies. It is written in Swedish and contains an English summary.
Thu 30th May 2013
Joy, Exercise, Enjoyment, Getting out: A Qualitative Study of Older People’s Experience of Cycling
This research paper explores motivators, enablers, and barriers to cycling amongst older people through an age-targeted cycling promotion program.
Mon 27th May 2013
Strategies to increase physical activity among youth
This report identifies interventions that can help increase physical activity in youth across a variety of settings. The report recognises that changes involving the built environment are promising and merit implementation even as the evidence continues to evolve.
Tue 8th Jan 2013
Optimism about safety and group-serving interpretations of safety
The research report examines optimism about crash risk in an individual's assessment of his or her personal risk of crash involvement. It has implications for public education and for the likely acceptance of messages which are inconsistent with current assumptions and expectations of pedestrians and cyclists.
Fri 28th Sep 2012
Is the three-foot bicycle passing law working in Baltimore, Maryland?
This article, published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, examines the effectiveness of a 3-foot passing law in Baltimore. The study found that interventions, such as driver education, signage, enforcement, and bicycle infrastructure changes are needed to influence driving behavior in Baltimore to increase motorist compliance with the three-foot law.
Fri 20th Apr 2012
Cycling to School: A review of school census and Bikeability delivery data
This report looking at the number of children cycling to school since the introduction of the Bikeability scheme five years ago. The report shows that where there is a longer history of delivering cycle training, a higher proportion of children are cycling to secondary school.
Thu 12th Apr 2012
Active Travel to School 2012
(n March 2012 the National Heart Foundation published the results of an online survey with a random sample of 1,005 Australian parents with school aged children. The survey found that only one in ten children ride to school, even though 80% of parents think it would improve their kids’ health.