Journal of Transport & Health – Volume 1 Issue 3 – September 2014 – Table of Contents


Jennifer S. Mindell


Excess passenger weight impacts on US transportation systems fuel use (1970–2010)

Michelle Tom, Paul Fischbeck, Chris Hendrickson


  • We estimate excess passenger weight in US transportation systems from 1970 to 2010.
  • We determine excess passenger weight impacts on US transportation systems.
  • We quantify fuel use, GHG emissions, and fuel costs due to excess passenger weight.
  • Impacts for light-duty vehicles, transit systems, and passenger aircraft are studied.
  • Since 1970, 1.1% of transportation fuel use has been due to excess passenger weight.

Can social marketing make 20 mph the new norm?

Sarah Toy, Alan Tapp, Charles Musselwhite, Adrian Davis


  • 20 mph speed limits (and 30 kph limits) are increasing in importance as they roll out across the UK and Europe.
  • Attitudinal support is high in the UK but there are concerns about driver non-compliance.
  • Social marketing approaches may be helpful in influencing behaviour.
  • Interventions may be best deployed across different segments of the population in different ways.
  • A ‘diffusion’ model may be appropriate, in which ‘pragmatic’/mainstream drivers are influenced to conform because they perceive 20 mph limits as ‘normal’.


Effects of a Danish multicomponent physical activity intervention on active school transport

Lars B. Christiansen, Mette Toftager, Annette K. Ersbøll, Jens Troelsen


  • Evaluation of a multicomponent intervention on active school transport (AST).
  • Baseline AST, perceived route safety and attitude towards cycling was veryhigh.
  • The proportion of active trips was 87% at follow-up with no intervention effect.
  • Lack of effect was due to both incomplete implementation and high baseline level.
  • A trend towards effect was seen for attitude and parental encouragement.



A biographical approach to studying individual change and continuity in walking and cycling over the life course

Heather Jones, Kiron Chatterjee, Selena Gray


  • Individual change and stability in walking and cycling is poorly understood.
  • Retrospective methods offer a life course perspective on these behaviours.
  • We present a novel application of a biographical approach on the topic.
  • Longitudinal typologies reveal common and distinct trajectories of walking and cycling.
  • Findings can inform policy to support life-long walking and cycling.


High group level validity but high random error of a self-report travel diary, as assessed by wearable cameras

P.Kelly, A. Doherty, A. Mizdrak, S. Marshall, J. Kerr, A. Legge, S. Godbole, H. Badland, M. Oliver, C. Foster


  • We compare self-reported travel behaviour to objective data from wearable cameras.
  • We examine journey mode and duration and daily summary travel frequency and duration.
  • Results suggest excellent validity for self-reported mode of travel.
  • Journey and daily travel duration have small biases at the group level.
  • Journey and daily travel duration have very low reliability at the individual measurement level.


The health implications of inequalities in travel

Roger L. Mackett


  • Large differences exist in the volumes of travel by various groups in society.
  • These differences are decreasing over time.
  • There are large differences in access between urban and rural areas.
  • Cultural factors contribute to differences in access.
  • Casualty rates and vehicle emissions impact more on the poor than the rich.


Retraction notice to “Analyzing road surface conditions, collision time, and road structural factors associated with bicycle collisions from 2000 to 2010 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan” [J. Transp. Health 1/1 (2014) 40–44]

Danzhu (Anna)Chen, Daniel Fuller

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