Access to health-promoting facilities and amenities

Anne Ellaway, Neil Ferguson, Karen Elaine Lamb, David Ogilvie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter provides a brief overview of the existing literature on the importance of the built environment to obesity and examines how local facilities, such as physical activity amenities, are distributed across different sorts of neighbourhoods. The issue of access to these facilities using different forms of transport (walking, cycling, bus or car) is explored using data from a Scotland wide study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeighbourhood structure and health promotion
EditorsChristiane Stock, Anne Ellaway
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781461466710
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • health and hospitals
  • health promotion
  • disease prevention
  • landscape planning
  • urban planning
  • regional planning
  • health-promoting facilities
  • amenities


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