Exploring built environment correlates of older adults’ walking travel from lifelogging images

Yuting Hou, Adithi Moogoor, Anna Dieterich, Siqi Song, Belinda Yuen

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Utilising time-stamped lifelogging images collected from a sample of 30 older adults in three neighbourhoods of Singapore, this study explores older adults’ daily walking travel patterns and their associations with neighbourhood-level built environment features. The visual lifelogging method uses a wearable camera to automatically record individual activities from a “first-person” perspective and capture novel information of environmental features encountered by individuals in real time. The findings reveal that older participants in the study areas, on average, take about 4 walking trips per day with an average trip length of about 15 minutes. Neighbourhood facilities including public open spaces, senior activity centres, and food courts are the most visited destinations while urban design features such as covered walkways, tree shades and street furniture are frequently encountered during walking trips.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102850
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • Built environment
  • Older adults
  • Singapore
  • Visual lifelogging
  • Walking travel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Science(all)


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