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The Influence of Built Environment and Perceived Walkability on Walking Behaviour in Taiwan

Liu, C-P; Titheridge, H; (2016) The Influence of Built Environment and Perceived Walkability on Walking Behaviour in Taiwan. In: (Proceedings) 14th World Conference on Transport Research - WCTR 2016 Shanghai. 10-15 July 2016. Green open access

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Abstract

Walking is the most common and natural forms of transport mode and the most important transport mode for public transport to connect the first mile and last mile. This study aims to investigate the relationships between objective and subjective measures of the walking environment, walkability and walking behaviour in Taiwan. We assume perceptions of the walking environment mediate between objective measures of walking environment, and overall walkability and walking behaviour. A structural equation model was adopted to verify the hypotheses of this study. The results show that objective measures of population density, land-use mix, the percentage of 4-way intersections and the number of cul-de-sacs exert significant impact on the perceptions of distances to services, opportunities & street connectivity, aesthetics and on-street barriers. In addition, an individual’s perceptions of the walking environment have a significant influence on overall walkability, and overall walkability affects travel mode choice towards walking.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The Influence of Built Environment and Perceived Walkability on Walking Behaviour in Taiwan
Event: 14th World Conference on Transport Research - WCTR 2016 Shanghai. 10-15 July 2016
Location: Shanghai, China
Dates: 10 July 2016 - 15 July 2017
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.wctrs-society.com/conferences/
Language: English
Additional information: © 2018 University of Leeds. This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Walking environment, Walking behaviour in Taiwan, Walkability affects, Travel mode
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10039133
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