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

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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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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Active School Travel Intervention Methodologies in North America: A Systematic Review

Most North American (Canada & U.S.) children are not achieving their prescribed levels of daily physical activity. Active school travel (AST), that is walking or wheeling to/from school, is an accessible way for many children to increase their participation in daily physical activity, and subsequently improve their overall health and well-being. In this manuscript “Active […]

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