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By Lisa Marie Brunner
Social connectedness is associated with mobility and health outcomes, as social networks are an important determinant of environmental exposure. VERITAS (Visualization and Evaluation of Route Itineraries, Travel destinations and Activity Spaces) was used to analyze social and spatial indicators to explore the activity spaces of 145 cyclists in the city of Victoria. Activity spaces are connected to social dimensions and health-related outcomes, which can uncover relevant factors to consider in the observation of urban design for health, well-being, social connectedness, and social inequalities.
Connecting the social and spatial components enables research into the spatial dimension of social networks, the social dimension of activity space, and their interactions and effects on health.
Brunner LM, Kestens Y, Fuller D, Winters M, Nelson T, Laberee K, Thierry. Linking activity spaces and social networks to study daily mobility, physical activity, social participation, and well-being. Poster Presentation at: European Cycling Summit 2018; September 24-26, 2018; Salzburg, AT.