Emma presented research findings at the Active Living Conference. Her research explains how the availability of transportation infrastructure and bicycle-related policy influence bicycle commuting levels.
The primary findings of Emma's research are: 1) links to public transit hubs on the bicycle network may encourage more commuters to bike and 2) the number of full-time city staff working on bicycle-related issues are associated with a decrease in cyclist fatalities and improvement of the bike network.
The Active Living Conference brings together city planners, health practitioners, and academics across the fields of public health, urban planning, and civil engineering. Attendees of the conference share the latest research on how the built environment can facilitate regular physical activity.