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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