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Table 2 Comparison of urban form features and probability of transport walking for each scenario

From: Physical activity-related health and economic benefits of building walkable neighbourhoods: a modelled comparison between brownfield and greenfield developments

 

Altona North

Altona North Developed

Truganina

Study area (ha)a

1645

1645

2800

Adult populationb

21,618

27,065

20,970

Dwellings total

12,036

15,036 (12,036 + 3000)

9666

Urban form features [38]

Density

  Gross dwelling per ha

7.3

9.1

3.5

  Housing diversity (max = 8)c

6

6

5

Design

  Intersections per sq. km

39

54

33

Distance to transit

  Train station within 800 m

Yes

Yes

No

  Bus stop within 400 m

Yes

Yes

Yes

Destination accessibility

  Supermarket within 1 km

Yes

Yes

No

  Local living destinations score (max =12)c

11

11

8

Diversity (land use)

  Land use mixc

0.64

0.74

0.53

Probability of walkingd

 

46%

48%

26%

  1. Ha hectares, Sq. km squared kilometres
  2. aIncludes development and southern area within the 3.2 km street network buffer, as per Fig. 1
  3. bBased on average number of adults per dwelling in Hobson Bay Local Government area [85] and Truganina State Suburb [85]
  4. cExplained in the online Additional file 1: Table S1
  5. dEstimated from the Walkability PSS model