English title: Children’s independent mobility to school, friends and leisure activities

Author(s): Aslak Fyhri - Randi Hjorthol -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2009

Abstract

Increased use of the car in the everyday transport of children can lead to environmental problems, and cause increased obesity and decreased independence among children. Using a structural equation model we investigate the influence of a range of background variables on mode choice for Norwegian children’s transport to school or leisure activities. Distance to school and children’s age were the most influential variables on children’s independent mobility, measured as an index. Objective descriptors of the traffic environment only explain independent mobility via parents’ safety experience.

Volume: 17

Issue: 5

From page no: 377

To page no: 384

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1016/J.JTRANGEO.2008.10.010

Journal: Journal of Transport Geography