A qualitative exploration of the mechanisms, pathways and public health outcomes of a city centre 20mph speed limit intervention: the case study of Belfast, United Kingdom

Cleland, Claire L., Baker, Graham, Turner, Kieran, Jepson, Ruth, Kee, Frank, Milton, Karen, Kelly, Michael P., Nightingale, Glenna and Hunter, Ruth F. (2021) A qualitative exploration of the mechanisms, pathways and public health outcomes of a city centre 20mph speed limit intervention: the case study of Belfast, United Kingdom. Health and Place, 70. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

Twenty miles per hour (mph) speed limits can impact the health of the public (e.g., road safety, active travel). However, a better understanding of how individuals experience 20mph limits is required, to ensure interventions are cognisant of perceptions and potential un/intended outcomes. Focus groups (n = 9, 60 participants) to explore the Belfast 20mph intervention highlighted divergent perspectives and experiences including: 12 mechanisms (e.g., limited awareness), 15 pathways (e.g., reduced driving speed→improved liveability) and 10 public health outcomes (e.g., increased cyclist safety). Future interventions should consider un/intended outcomes and implement strategies to enhance effectiveness and mitigate harms (e.g., through training, enforcement).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: h),complex intervention,focus groups,mechanisms,pathways,health(social science),sociology and political science,life-span and life-course studies ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3306
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2021 00:19
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 01:27
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80716
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102627

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