Walking to School: The Experience of Children in City Heights

Abstract
In recent years, the concern for safe and active school travel has increased in practical and scholarly importance, as encouraging children’s walking is seen essential from a public health perspective. Detractors of current interventions, however, argue that public investments so far do not always reflect a sound understanding of factors that influence children’s travel generally, and walking to school in particular (McDonald 2006; McMillan 2005). The essential premise of this study is that children are active agents in managing and negotiating their movement within the context of opportunities and constraints offered by the proximate built environment.

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