Effects of Climbing Choice, Demographic, and Climate on Walking Behavior

Kesmas: National Public Health Journal

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Title Effects of Climbing Choice, Demographic, and Climate on Walking Behavior
Creator Ekawati, Febriani Fajar
Eves, Frank Francis
Subject choice-point, pedestrians, temperature, walking speed
Description Walking is a public health recommendation to increase physical activity. Although walking for transport is associated with health benefits, it is frequently avoided when a mechanized alternative is available and when the weather or individuals’ available resources are unfavorable. The present quasi-experimental study used chosen walking speed to estimate the use of resources by pedestrians and investigated 730 pedestrians’ behavior when approaching a choice point between a short stair and a ramp at an exit from a university campus toward the local train station on six separate days. Results revealed that individuals who climbed the stairs walked faster than those who chose the ramp. In addition, females and those who were overweight walked slower than their comparator groups. Temperature was associated with walking behavior; as temperature increased, the walking speed of pedestrians decreased. Moreover, the purpose of walking is an important determinant of walking speed. Minimization of time to arrive at the train station as quickly as possible is a plausible alternative explanation for the effects of resource allocation on walking speed.
Publisher Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia
Date 2020-05-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://journal.fkm.ui.ac.id/kesmas/article/view/2909
Source Kesmas: National Public Health Journal; Vol 15, No 2 (2020): Volume 15, Issue 2, May 2020
Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional; Vol 15, No 2 (2020): Volume 15, Issue 2, May 2020
Language eng
Relation http://journal.fkm.ui.ac.id/kesmas/article/view/2909/970
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