Studying the Effects of Traffic-Calming Bicycle Boulevards on Physical Activity and Active Transportation

Jennifer Dill, Portland State University

Summary:

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effects of new bicycle boulevards in Portland, OR on physical activity for recreation and transportation for families with children. Data was collected pre- and post-boulevards, roughly one year apart. Objective physical activity data was collected using GPS and accelerometry. The physical environment was measured using tested audit instruments. Participant surveys were used to collect perceptions of the environment and attitudes towards physical activity.

Online resources:

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/grants/2010/01/studying-the-effects-of-traffic-calming-bicycle-boulevards-on-ph.html

http://activelivingresearch.org/effects-traffic-calming-bicycle-boulevards-physical-activity-and-active-transportation

Project Details

Project Type:
Research
Project Status:
Completed
End Date:
December 31,2013
UTC Grant Cycle:
non-UTC project