Active Transportation

2016 Grade: B


Percentage of children and youth who use active transportation to and from school at least once per week.

Key Findings
  • For adolescents, 80% of boys and 77% of girls aged 11-18 years reported that they actively traveled to and from school at least once per week.
  • 52% of primary school children with a mean age of 8.7 years used active travel to and from school at least 5 times per week.

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  • Huang WY, Wong SH, He G. Is a change to active travel to school an important source of physical activity for Chinese children? Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2017;29(1):161-168.