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Active transport: adults (an overview of recent evidence)

This report provides a summary of the role of active transport in achieving recommended levels of physical activity in Australia.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease

This report focuses on prevention of the modifiable risk factors for the three closely related conditions of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. These diseases account for around a quarter of the burden of disease in Australia, and just under two-thirds of all deaths. 


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Active transport: children and young people (an overview of recent evidence)

This report provides an overview of physical activity trends in children and the role of active transport in the health of young people. Active transport, in particular, has declined dramatically in countries, including Australia, where car travel has become the predominant form of personal mobility. 


Mon 27th Sep 2010

“How times have changed”, Active transport literature review

This paper will explore a number of key areas which relate to children’s independent mobility. The first is to detail the changes in values around child rearing. The second half of this paper will detail the barriers and enablers to children’s independent mobility based on findings from international and Australian studies. Finally, this paper will look at how to improve children’s independent mobility using active transport with the view to creating a more environmentally and socially sustainable society.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Valuing the health benefits of active modes

This report seeks to provide a per-kilometre value for the health benefits of active transport modes (such as walking and cycling) that is compatible with the Land Transport New Zealand Economic Evaluation Manual Volume 2.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Applying health impact assessment to land transport planning

This research project draws on learning from New Zealand and other countries to produce recommendations on the best application of health impact assessment (HIA) in land transport planning (including cycling) in New Zealand.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Cycle Tourism in Australia - an investigation into its size and scope

This research report investigates the size and scope of the Australian cycle tourism market. Information contained in this report was based on a literature review on cycle tourism; an internet search of cycling organisations and cycling events; and personal communications with cycling organisations and event organisers.  


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Rail-trails and community sentiment

This report documents the types of opposition to rail trails and provides strategies for overcoming opposition. Of the 125 projects studied, 85% met with no local opposition and where the community raised concerns trail proponents were able to work with the community to reach common ground. 


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Regional community entrepreneurship through tourism: the case of Victoria’s rail trails

Findings include evidence of the strong economic benefit these trails bring to regional communities as well as concluding that, in order for the economic and associated social benefits to be realised, community-based planning and support is necessary.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Detection of Bicycles by Quadrupole Loops at Demand-Actuated Traffic Signals

Inductive loop sensors, commonly used for detection of traffic at demand-actuated traffic signals, can be configured and adjusted to detect bicycles with metal rims. This article describes how to provide reliable detection of bicycles via inductive loop sensors without generating unacceptable false-positive detection of large vehicles in adjacent lanes.


Mon 27th Sep 2010