Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
|Guidance||Physical activity: walking and cycling|
|Date issued||November 2012|
Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- How could existing guidance on evaluating complex, population-wide interventions be most usefully adapted and applied to approaches that aim to increase rates of walking and cycling?
- What key factors influence the effectiveness of population-level or whole-area approaches to encouraging walking or cycling? How do these factors interact?
- How do individual and local factors influence the effectiveness of specific approaches to encouraging walking or cycling?
- What key factors ensure people continue to walk or cycle in the long term (over a year)? How do individual interventions (such as follow-up or goal-setting) interact with environmental factors (such as distance, perception of danger or provision of facilities) in encouraging people to continue to walk or cycle?
- What key factors influence differences in walking and cycling behaviour among different groups – and what are the implications for interventions aiming to achieve population-level change and reduce inequalities?