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Differences in park characteristic preferences for visitation and physical activity among adolescents: A latent class analysis

data collection. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Benedicte Deforche. Formal analysis: Lieze Mertens. Methodology: Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Benedicte Deforche, Delfien Van ... Dyck. Supervision: Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Benedicte Deforche. Writing ? original draft: Lieze Mertens, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Jenny Veitch, Benedicte Deforche, Delfien Van Dyck. Writing ? review

Parents’ and adolescents’ perception of traffic- and crime-related safety as correlates of independent mobility among Belgian adolescents

: Francisco Javier Huertas-Delgado, Lieze Mertens, Palma Chillon, Delfien Van Dyck. Formal analysis: Francisco Javier Huertas-Delgado, Delfien Van Dyck. Funding acquisition: Francisco Javier Huertas-Delgado ... , Delfien Van Dyck. Investigation: Francisco Javier Huertas-Delgado, Delfien Van Dyck. Methodology: Lieze Mertens, Delfien Van Dyck. Visualization: Francisco Javier Huertas-Delgado. Writing ? original

Which environmental factors most strongly influence a street’s appeal for bicycle transport among adults? A conjoint study using manipulated photographs

Background Micro-environmental factors (specific features within a streetscape), instead of macro-environmental factors (urban planning features), are more feasible to modify in existing neighborhoods and thus more practical to target for environmental interventions. Because it is often not possible to change the whole micro-environment at once, the current study aims to...

Creating Cycling-Friendly Environments for Children: Which Micro-Scale Factors Are Most Important? An Experimental Study Using Manipulated Photographs

Background Increasing participation in transportation cycling represents a useful strategy for increasing children’s physical activity levels. Knowledge on how to design environments to encourage adoption and maintenance of transportation cycling is limited and relies mainly on observational studies. The current study experimentally investigates the relative importance of micro...

Does the Effect of Micro-Environmental Factors on a Street’s Appeal for Adults’ Bicycle Transport Vary across Different Macro-Environments? An Experimental Study

Background Characteristics of the physical environment can be classified into two broad categories: macro- (“raw” urban planning features influenced on a regional level) and micro- (features specifically within a streetscape influenced on a neighborhood level) environmental factors. In urban planning applications, it is more feasible to modify conditions at the neighborhood level...

Assessing cycling-friendly environments for children: are micro-environmental factors equally important across different street settings?

Background As physical activity levels decrease as children age, sustainable and accessible forms of physical activity are needed from a young age. Transportation cycling is one such physical activity and has been associated with many benefits. The aims of the study were to identify whether manipulating micro-environmental factors (e.g. speed limits, evenness of cycle path...

The effect of changing micro-scale physical environmental factors on an environment’s invitingness for transportation cycling in adults: an exploratory study using manipulated photographs

Previous studies have shown convincing evidence for positive relationships between transportation cycling in adults and macro-scale physical environmental factors. In contrast, relationships are less consistent for more changeable, micro-scale environmental factors. The majority of existing studies used observational study designs, which cannot determine causality. The present...