Children’s school travel and wellbeing in the Netherlands

Iris van de Craats, Pauline E.W. van den Berg, Astrid D.A.M. Kemperman, E.O.D. Waygood

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Abstract

Many children in wealthy nations across the world travel to school by passive modes such as car or bus. In the Netherlands, the dominant mode has remained cycling, though walking is decreasing and car travel increasing. Active travel is seen as a means of gaining daily physical activity, but it can also relate to other benefits such as travel satisfaction. This chapter first introduces the current status of school travel in the Netherlands, and then uses a case study to examine the relationships between transport modes and various social and ecological aspects. The association between school travel mode and travel satisfaction of children in a context where cycling is common is also explored for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport and children's wellbeing
EditorsOwen Waygood, Margareta Friman, Lars Olsson, Raktim Mitra
PublisherElsevier
Chapter17
Pages317-338
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128146958
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-814694-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Cycling
  • Netherlands
  • School travel
  • Travel satisfaction

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van de Craats, I., van den Berg, P. E. W., Kemperman, A. D. A. M., & Waygood, E. O. D. (2020). Children’s school travel and wellbeing in the Netherlands. In O. Waygood, M. Friman, L. Olsson, & R. Mitra (Eds.), Transport and children's wellbeing (pp. 317-338). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814694-1.00017-8