Presentation of the Research Project on Physically Active Commuting in Greater Stockholm (PACS)
The PACS-project is a major study within the Research Unit for Movement, Health and Environment at the Åstrand Laboratory of Stockholm University College of Physical Education and Sport (GIH), see www.gih.se/mhe
The general aim of the project is to illuminate:
- what characterizes existing behavioural patterns and environments connected to physically active commuting to work in Greater Stockholm,
- the potential effects of these forms of physical activity on the physical and psychological health and well-being, and
- to what extent existing behavioural patterns are applicable within the population in Greater Stockholm under existing and enhanced circumstances.
Schantz, Peter & Stigell, Erik 2005. What are the distances in physically active commuting from home to work/study place? A methodological survey (pdf, 90 kB) In: Proceedings from the 10th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Sciences, Belgrade,.July 13-16, 2005, p. 129 Abstract.
Stigell, Erik & Schantz, Peter, 2006. Physically active commuting between home and work/study place in Greater Stockholm (pdf, 55 kB). In: Proceedings from Transport Research Arena Europe. Greener, safer and smarter road transport for Europe. Conference of European Directors of Roads, European Commission & European Road Transport Research Advisory Council. Göteborg, Sweden June 12 th -15 th, 2006, Session 6:10:3, p. 109.
Stigell, Erik & Schantz, Peter, 2008. Validity and reproducibility of different methods for determining route distances in physically active commuting. (pdf, 18 kB). In: Proceedings from The 2nd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Amsterdam, April 13-16, 2008.
Schantz, Peter. & Stigell, Erik, 2008. Distance, time and velocity as input data in cost-benefit analyses of physically active transportation. (pdf, 19 kB). In: Proceedings from The 2nd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Amsterdam, April 13-16, 2008
Stigell, Erik & Schantz, Peter, 2008. Frequency of active commuting trips (pdf, 15 kB). In: Proceedings from the 1st Annual Conference of HEPA Europe, in Glasgow, 8-9 September 2008, (Abstract), p. 165.
Schantz, Peter & Stigell Erik, 2009. A criterion method for measuring route distance in physically active commuting (pdf, 60 kB). In: Med Sci Sports Exerc, 41 (2), 472-478.
Rosdahl, H., Gullstrand, L., Johansson, P., Salier-Eriksson, J. & Schantz, P. 2010. Evaluation of the Oxycon Mobile metabolic system against the Douglas bag method. Eur J Appl Physiol. 109 (2):159-171
Stigell, E. & Schantz, P. 2010. Methods for Determining Route Distances in Active Commuting - their Validity and Reproducibility. Journal of Transport Geography, In press
Wahlgren, L., Stigell, E. & Schantz, P. 2010. The Active Commuting Route Environment Scale (ACRES): Development and Evaluation. Int J of Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:58
Salier Eriksson, J., Rosdahl, H. & Schantz, P. 2012. Validity of the Oxycon Mobile metabolic system under field measuring conditions. Eur J Appl Physiol 112 (1): 345-355
Wahlgren, L. & Schantz, P. 2012. Exploring bikeability in a metropolitan setting: stimulating and hindering factors in commuting route environments. BMC Public Health 12:168
For further information contact the research leader at: peter.s...@gih.se