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New Publication: Children’s perspectives on neighbourhood barriers and enablers to active school travel: A participatory mapping study

New Publication: Children’s perspectives on neighbourhood barriers and enablers to active school travel: A participatory mapping study

This research uses innovative participatory mapping and qualitative GIS methods to examine how children’s perceptions of their environments influence their school journey experiences. We conducted 25 map-based focus groups during Geography Awareness Week, an annual geography education and public awareness program, in November 2016. This child-centred research approach aims to contribute to the existing evidence […]

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New Publication: Understanding child and parent perceptions of barriers influencing children’s active school travel

Physical activity plays a fundamental role in the health and well-being of children. The journey to and from school offers many children a regular opportunity to be physically active. This study examines how child and parent perceptions of barriers to adopting active school travel modes (e.g., walking, biking) influences children’s travel behaviour. This study uses […]

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New Publication: Supporting active school travel: A qualitative analysis of implementing a regional safe routes to school program

Active school travel (AST), that is walking and wheeling to/from school, can be a relatively undemanding method for families to increase children’s daily levels of physical activity. To support increased participation in AST, schools and their larger communities have utilized several different interventions and programs. In Canada, the Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) […]

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