Australia

Adelaide Walkable Experience

Abstract Remit

During January 2010 I had the opportunity to attend a transport conference in the City of Adeliade South Australia.  I would like to share the interesting and innovative pedestrian facilities  which I discovered throughout this city.
In particular I would like to suggest the need to better integrate our urban design, urban form and pedestrian facilities.
I will discuss pedestrian school slow zones, tabled pedestrian crossing, quality urban design and some Australian research about what people enjoy on off-road shared paths.

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Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Peter Kortegast
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
Opus Consultants
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

What is the recipe for Walking? Designing the built environment case study Perth

Abstract Remit

There is considerable evidence to show that the built environment is strongly correlated with levels of walking for transport. Moreover, its widely understood that walking is the most accessible form of physical activity, which can contribute to improved public health. However, significantly less is known regarding the relative influences of the built environment on walking for leisure. This paper begins with a discussion of physical activity and the health benefits of walking.

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Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Ryan Falconer
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
Arup
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

How can a Council encourage walking? The Glen Eira experience

Abstract Remit

The City of Glen Eira is located in Melbourne's south-east suburbs, about 7 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.
It encompasses a total land area of about 38 square kilometres and is an established residential area that is continuing to attract housing development.

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Country (exc. NZ): 
Presenter: 
Matthew Harridge
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
O'Brien Traffic
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

Walking to school: distribution by age, sex and socio-economic status.

The aims of this study were to examine route to school, distance and mode of transport for primary school-aged children in Brisbane, and to quantify the exposure to risk of pedestrian injury by the sociodemographic characteristics of the children.
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Associations among individual, social, and environmental barriers and children's walking or cycling to school

PURPOSE: To examine associations among individual, social, and environmental barriers and children's walking or cycling to school.
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Residential proximity to school and the active travel choices of parents

Abstract Issue addressed: Walking for transport can contribute significantly to health-enhancing physical activity.
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