Research Impact: This manuscript describes the rationale and protocol of a school-based randomized controlled trial called “Cycling and Walk to School” (PACO, by its Spanish acronym) that aims to promote cycling to and from school […]
Tag: Active Transport
Publication: Development of key policy recommendations for active transport in New Zealand: Multi-sector and multidisciplinary endeavour.
Research Impact: Despite national-level initiatives to encourage active transport (AT) in New Zealand since 2005, rates of AT have continued to decline in most parts of the country, with negative impacts on health and the […]
Publication: Differences in parental perceptions of walking and cycling to high school according to distance
Research Impact: As part of the Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) study, we compared parental perceptions of walking versus cycling to school in adolescents in Dunedin, New Zealand and examined whether mode-specific […]
Publication: School Travel Planning with the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project: Partnership Perspectives.
Research Impact Summary: Despite several studies examining the impact of school active transportation programming, there is limited understanding about undertaking the process of planning and evaluation from the perspective of community stakeholders. Most importantly, programming […]
Publication: Would New Zealand adolescents cycle to school more if allowed to cycle without a helmet?
Research Impact: The effectiveness of bicycle helmet use in preventing head injuries has been well documented. Mandatory helmet-use legislation is present in multiple countries including New Zealand. However, studies examining factors associated with adolescents’ perception that […]
Publication: School Bag Weight as a Barrier to Active Transport in Adolescents
Research Impact: Excess school bag weight is responsible for musculoskeletal complaints among children and adolescents. This study examined parents’ and adolescents’ perceptions of school bag weights and actual school bag weights for adolescents in New Zealand. […]