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Transportation and Children’s Well-Being applies an ecological approach, examining the social, psychological and physical impacts transport has on children at the individual and community level. Drawing on the latest multidisciplinary research in transport, behavior, policy, the built environment and sustainability, the book explains the pathways and mechanisms by which transport affects the different domains of children’s travel. Further, the book identifies the influences of transportation with respect to several domains of well-being, highlighting the influences of residential location on travel by different modes and its impact on the long-term choices families make.
The book concludes with proposed evidence-based solutions using real-world examples that support positive influences on well-being and eliminate or reduce negative solutions.
- Brings disparate child transportation material together in one clearly defined narrative
- Illustrates evidence using a range of examples from Europe, North America and Asia
- Includes new research developments on the intrinsic aspects of access and externalities
Academic researchers and graduate students in Transportation, Urban Studies, and Public Health; Transportation, Urban Planning, and Public Health planning practitioners and Transportation public officials such as city managers, policy directors, etc
1. Introduction to Transport and Children’s Wellbeing
E. Owen D. Waygood, Margareta Friman, Lars E. Olsson, and Raktim Mitra
PART I Overview of transport and children's wellbeing
2. Transport and Physical Wellbeing
Richard Larouche, Raktim Mitra, and E. Owen D. Waygood
3. Travel and child wellbeing: The psychological and cognitive domains
Jessica Westman, Margareta Friman and Lars E. Olsson
4. Transport and Social Wellbeing
E. Owen D. Waygood
5. A Social-Ecological Conceptualization of Children’s Mobility
Raktim Mitra and Kevin Manaugh
PART II Transport externalities and children's wellbeing
6. Impact of Road Traffic and Speed on Children: Injuries, Social Inequities, and Active Transport
Linda Rothman, Liraz Fridman, Marie-Soleil Cloutier, Kevin Manaugh, Andrew Howard
7. Traffic Emission Impacts on Child Health and Well-being
Vickie L. Boothe and Richard W. Baldauf
8. Health impact assessment in transport related to children
PART III Solutions for transport and children’s wellbeing
9. Policy and Culture
10. Making the Economic Case for Active School Travel
Noreen C. McDonald, W. Mathew Palmer, Ruth L. Steiner
11. Engaging children in neighbourhood planning for active travel infrastructure
Karen Witten and Adrian Field
12. Urban space for children on the move
Maria Johansson, Fredrika Mårtensson, Märit Jansson, and Catharina Sternudd
13. Bringing Back Play to Urban Streets
Raktim Mitra and Zainab Abbasi
14. Individual and Household Influences
E. Owen D. Waygood and Kevin Manaugh
15. Inclusive Research Design: Accounting for Childhood Disability in School Transportation Research
PART IV Examples from different cultures
16. Japan: Maintaining high levels of walking
E. Owen D. Waygood and Ayako Taniguchi
17. Children’s school travel and wellbeing in the Netherlands
Iris van de Craats, Pauline van den Berg, Astrid Kemperman, E. Owen D. Waygood
18. Active Commuting to School by Chinese School-age Children
Lin Lin, Lingling He
PART V Future directions
19. Transportation and Children’s Wellbeing: Future directions
Margareta Friman, Lars E. Olsson, E. Owen D. Waygood, Raktim Mitra
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- 18th October 2019
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E. Owen D. Waygood graduated in 2009 with a PhD in Civil Engineering from Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan). After a position as a research associate and then research fellow at the Centre for Transport & Society at the University of the West of England (Bristol, U.K.), he held first a position of Assistant and then Associate Professor of Transport Planning at Laval University (Quebec, Canada). In 2018 he was recruited by Polytechnique Montréal as an Associate Professor of Transport Engineering. He has published research on children’s transport, physical activity, and social connections, sustainable transport, and transport behaviour change. He has been a co-guest editor for special issues on transport and child wellbeing, and transport and wellbeing published with the journal Travel Behaviour and Society. He conducts research on sustainable transport modes and how to increase their use.
Polytechnique Montreal , Canada
Margareta Friman graduated in 2000 with a PhD from University of Gothenburg (Göteborg, Sweden). After having held positions as Assistant and Associate Professor at Karlstad University (Sweden), she was in 2010 appointed as Professor of Psychology at Karlstad University. For the last 10 years she has been director of an excellent center in service and market oriented public transport research (SAMOT) at Karlstad University. In 2014, she received the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research Award by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations. She is co-editor of the book “Quality of life and daily travel”. Today, Margareta Friman is conducting research in consumer psychology, environmental psychology, and transportation psychology at the Service Research Center (CTF), Karlstad University.
Transport Research Group at Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden
Lars E. Olsson graduated from Göteborg University with a Ph.D. in Psychology of decision making. After a position as researcher at the Center for Consumer Research at the School of Business, Economics, and Law in Gothenburg, he was recruited in 2009 to the Service and Market Oriented Transport Research Group (SAMOT). He is now Professor of Psychology at Karlstad University. Lars E. Olsson has published research in the areas of sustainability, environmental behavior, consumer experiences, travel behavior and well-being. His articles have been published in international journals in psychology, environmental studies, economics, and transportation. He is co-editor of the book “Quality of life and daily travel”.
Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweeden
Raktim Mitra is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada), where his research focuses on the intersection between the neighbourhood built environment and transport behaviour, and the impact on health outcomes such as physical activity and the quality of life. Raktim is the co-director of TransForm research laboratory of transport and land use planning at Ryerson University, co-chair of a paper review subcommittee (Bicycle Transportation) at the Transportation Research Board, and a member of the editorial board for the international journal - Urban Planning. His previous contributions include co-editing a special issue on the topic of transport and land use in childhood for the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
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