Attractive running environments for all?
a cross-sectional study on physical environmental characteristics and runners’ motives and attitudes, in relation to the experience of the running environment
Deelen, I., Janssen, M., Vos, S., Kamphuis, C.B.M., & Ettema, D. (2019). Attractive running environments for all?: a cross-sectional study on physical environmental characteristics and runners’ motives and attitudes, in relation to the experience of the running environment. BMC public health 19
Perceived environmental characteristics were important determinants of the attractiveness and restorative capacity of the running environment for both novice and experienced runners. However, green and lively elements in the running environment and hinderances by cars were more important for less experienced runners. In order to keep novice runners involved in running it is recommended to design comfortable running tracks and routes and provide good access to attractive, green and lively spaces.
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