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Table 4 Neighbourhood factors identified using principal components analysis

From: Perceived characteristics of the environment associated with active travel: development and testing of a new scale

Factor Items contributing to factor Direction of correlation Label for factor
1 Pleasantness for walking Positive Safe and pleasant surroundings
  Attractiveness Positive  
  Safety walking after dark Positive  
  Likelihood of attack Positive  
2 Public transport Negative Low traffic
  Traffic volume Positive  
  Traffic noise Positive  
  Road safety for cyclists Positive  
3 Proximity to park Positive Convenience for walking
  Green space Positive  
  Proximity to shops Positive  
  Routes for walking Positive