Developing and testing a street audit tool using Google Street View to measure environmental supportiveness for physical activity

Pippa Griew, Melvyn Hillsdon, Charlie Foster, Emma Coombes, Andy Jones, Paul Wilkinson

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Walking for physical activity is associated with substantial health benefits for adults. Increasingly research has focused on associations between walking behaviours and neighbourhood environments including street characteristics such as pavement availability and aesthetics. Nevertheless, objective assessment of street-level data is challenging. This research investigates the reliability of a new street characteristic audit tool designed for use with Google Street View, and assesses levels of agreement between computer-based and on-site auditing.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2013


  • Environment
  • Environment Design
  • Esthetics
  • Great Britain
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Internet
  • Observer Variation
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Walking

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