The introduction of a ‘Play Street’, which temporarily shuts roads to traffic, is an effective way of increasing physical activity among children living in an urban environment, according to Dr Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport and Health.
This finding is outlined in the latest in a series of ‘essential evidence’ summaries prepared by Dr Adrian Davis to help disseminate academic research to road safety practitioners.
In his latest summary, ‘Play Streets during school vacations’, Adrian Davis describes play streets as ‘an effective intervention at neighbourhood level to increase urban children’s moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) and decrease sedentary time during summer vacations’.
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