Access to Health-Promoting Facilities and Amenities

  • Anne Ellaway
  • Neil Ferguson
  • Karen Lamb
  • David Ogilvie


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Ellaway
    • 1
  • Neil Ferguson
    • 2
  • Karen Lamb
    • 1
  • David Ogilvie
    • 3
  1. 1.MRC Social and Public Health Sciences UnitUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland, UK
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  3. 3.UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), Institute of Public HealthCambridgeUK

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