Transportation and Children’s Well-Being - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128146941

Transportation and Children’s Well-Being

1st Edition

Editors: Owen Waygood Margareta Friman Lars Olsson Raktim Mitra
Paperback ISBN: 9780128146941
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 256
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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
E. Owen D. Waygood, Lars E. Olsson, Raktim Mitra, and Margareta Friman
2. Transport and physical domain of well-being
Raktim Mitra and E. Owen D. Waygood
3. Transport and psychological domain of well-being
Margareta Friman, Lars E. Olsson, and Jessica Westman
4. Transport and social domain of well-being
E. Owen D. Waygood
5. Ecological model of behavior
Kevin Manaugh and Raktim Mitra
6. Speed
Linda Rothman, Andrew Howard, Ron Buliung
7. Traffic levels and flow
Patrick Morency, Marie-Soleil Cloutier, Kevin Manaugh and Jillian Strauss
8. Noise
Irene Van Kamp
9. Emissions
Vickie Boothe
10. Individual and household approaches
E. Owen D. Waygood and Kevin Manaugh
11. Neighborhood and City Built Environment
Maria Johansson
12. Health impact assessment: case for children
David Rojas-Rueda
13. Policy and culture
Ben Shaw
14. Japan’s Solutions to Protecting Children’s Independent Travel
Ayako Taniguchi and E. Owen D. Waygood
15. Making the Economic Case for Active School Travel
Noreen McDonald, Mathew Palmer, Ruth Steiner
16. Children in the transport planning process
Karen Witten
17. Children with Disabilities
Ron Buliung
18. Transition countries: Case of China
Lin Lin
19. Developing countries: Case of Bangladesh
Ahsan Habib
20. Transportation and Children’s Well-being: Future directions
E. Owen D. Waygood, Margareta Friman, Raktim Mitra, and Lars E. Olsson


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About the Editor

Owen Waygood

Owen Waygood is Associate Professor of Transportation Planning at Laval University. He is lead editor of the special issue on Transport and Child Well-Being for Elsevier’s Travel Behavior and Society, has authored articles on children’s travel and social connections, and his research focuses on the role of transport, the built environment, and information technology on children’s social interactions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

Margareta Friman

Margareta Friman is Professor of Service Research and Director of the Transport Research Group at Karlstad University. She has authored book chapters, articles, and technical reports on public transport, transport policy, and travel behavior for transportation, psychology, and economics journals. She is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Service Management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Transport Research Group at Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden

Lars Olsson

Lars Olsson is Associate Professor of Psychology at Karlstad University. He has written on travel behavior, sustainability, environmental behavior, and consumer experiences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweeden

Raktim Mitra

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