The Influence of the Local Neighbourhood Environment on Walking Levels during the Walking for Wellbeing in the West Pedometer-Based Community Intervention
Rotated factor matrix for environment variables (), based on Principle Axis Factoring and a varimax rotation (with Kaiser normalisation). Only retained factors and loadings > 0.5 are shown. GIS variables (i.e. those not derived from street audit data) are shown in italic, and variables which are weighted averages are indicated with an asterisk.
Physical environment variable
Green space and recreation facilities
Commercial and residential land use mix
Dangerous and busy roads
Pathway features other than safety
Pathway safety features
Roads and bus stops
Indoor fitness facilities and traffic calming features
Traffic signals and pedestrian signage
Recreation facility: othera
Dwellings per hectare
Paths and roadside area (%)
Recreation facilities (mean no. of)
Land use mix index
Green space area (%)
Commercial area (%)
Hedge % coverage*
Cul de sac or perm. street closingc
Bus stops (no. of)
Accidents: injury (no. of)
Accidents: inj. to pedestrians (no. of)
Accidents: non-injury (no. of)
Junctions: three-legged (no. of)
Path material type*
Path material natural
Sports/playing field or tennis crt.
Road names visible
Street closing w. walking access thr.
Path well lit
Path distance from kerb*
Domestic area (%)
Car lanes (mean no. of)
Fitness facility: indoor
Percent of variance
Total variance explained = 80.7%
aRecreation facility other than an indoor fitness facility, park, playground, pool, golf course, sports/playing field, sports track, or tennis court.
bAfter Frank et al. .
cAt either end of the street segment.
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