Walking behaviour in urban centres is a complex interaction between the built environment, the accessibility of mass transit, the personality of the individual, and the weather. Over a four-week period of highly variable weather, participants in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan recorded activity patterns and locations and reported use of public transit. By comparing these results with publicly available weather data for the period and published neighbourhood walkability indices, models of the interactions between built environment, transit, weather, and personality can begin to be explored.

Study Profile:

  • Participation duration: 5 weeks
  • Sample size: 84 subjects
  • Data sources:
    Location information
    Physical activity

Research Team:

dr scott bell university of saskatchewan Scott Bell, Ph.D.
Department of Geography and Planning
University of Saskatchewan
dr kevin stanley university of saskatchewan Kevin Stanley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan