16 Dec, 2009 Last updated: 16 Nov, 2014

This report explains the prevalence, trends and determinants of active travel, and the effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing active travel. It will assist in the process of translating government policies and individual preferences into practice.

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Understanding the prevalence, trends and determinants of active travel, and the effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing active travel, will assist in the process of translating government policies and individual preferences into practice.

This report provides a summary of:

  • The role of active transport in achieving recommended levels of physical activity
  • Prevalence and trends in active travel in Australia
  • Health and social benefits of active travel
  • Characteristics and correlates of active travel
  • Effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing active travel
  • Future directions for promoting active travel in Australia.