Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Active Commuting Behaviours in a Nordic Metropolitan Setting in Relation to Modality, Gender, and Health Recommendations
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Åstrand Laboratory of Work Physiology, The Research Unit for Movement, Health and Environment.
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Åstrand Laboratory of Work Physiology, The Research Unit for Movement, Health and Environment. Unit for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3547-425X
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 12, no 15008, 15626-15648 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Active commuting between home and place of work or study is often cited as an interesting source of physical activity in a public health perspective. However, knowledge about these behaviors is meager. This was therefore studied in adult active commuters (n = 1872) in Greater Stockholm, Sweden, a Nordic metropolitan setting. They received questionnaires and individually adjusted maps to draw their normal commuting route. Three different modality groups were identified in men and women: single-mode cyclists and pedestrians (those who only cycle or walk, respectively) and dual-mode commuters (those who alternately walk or cycle). Some gender differences were observed in trip distances, frequencies, and velocities. A large majority of the commuting trip durations met the minimum health recommendation of at least 10-minute-long activity bouts. The median single-mode pedestrians and dual-mode commuters met or were close to the recommended weekly physical activity levels of at least 150 minutes most of the year,whereas the single-mode cyclists did so only during spring–mid-fall. A high total number of trips per year (range of medians: 231–389) adds to the value in a health perspective. To fully grasp active commuting behaviors in future studies, both walking and cycling should be assessed over different seasons and ideally over the whole year.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 12, no 15008, 15626-15648 p.
Keyword [en]
walking; bicycling; commuting; distance; duration; velocity; frequency; seasonality; modality
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Medicine/Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4118DOI: 10.3390/ijerph121215008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-4118DiVA: diva2:849706
Projects
FAAP
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-1296Swedish Transport AdministrationStockholm County Council
Available from: 2015-08-30 Created: 2015-08-30 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(10170 kB)84 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 10170 kBChecksum SHA-512
d71dd08393d32fa8612b2c093fe1a67400cde7e9a84c0433756b2414556faa713b98795d3eb7baa5e9040314ec10e66b642c1812c24121a1867711be80436347
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Schantz, Peter
By organisation
The Research Unit for Movement, Health and Environment
In the same journal
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 89 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 299 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf