Special Issue "Active Transportation and Health Before, During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 March 2023) | Viewed by 5329
Interests: cancer prevention; built environment; physical activity; obesity; energy balance; natural experiments; transportation and health; acculturation; geospatial approaches to cancer control; childhood obesity
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This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health calls for articles concerning active transportation and health before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Active Transportation (AT) is widely viewed as an important target for increasing participation in aerobic physical activity and improving health, while simultaneously addressing pollution and climate change through reductions in motor vehicle emissions. In recent years, progress in increasing AT has stalled in some countries. On the other hand, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created new AT opportunities as well as exposed barriers and health inequities related to AT for some populations. Research and sharing about AT and health is needed to help increase AT mode share, better understand barriers and affordances to AT and further examine AT in diverse settings and populations worldwide.
We welcome submissions concerning active transportation worldwide, including studies of prevalence, correlates, changes over time, environmental influences including built and policy influences and other topics. We are particularly interested in the evaluation of pandemic-related changes to infrastructure including both positive and negative factors such as open streets and pop-up bike lanes versus reductions in public transportation services or obstructions to streets and sidewalks related to changing restaurant or retail environments and research on consequences of keeping or eliminating such changes. Papers addressing transportation and health equity are also especially welcome. Finally, papers exploring AT behavior changes (e.g., substitution or modifications) with leisure time activities, virtual activities, or utilizing delivery services and health are needed.
Dr. David Berrigan
Dr. Calvin P. Tribby
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- active transportation
- climate change
- physical activity
- built environment
- public health