Perceived public transport infrastructure modifies the association between public transport use and mental health: Multilevel analyses from the United Kingdom.

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PloS one, ISSN: 1932-6203, Vol: 12, Issue: 8, Page: e0180081

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Xiaoqi Feng; Zhiqiang Feng; Thomas Astell-Burt; Ali Montazeri
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Education; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Investments to promote public transport utilisation are being championed to achieve sustainable development, but the potential co-benefits for mental health are comparatively under-researched. We hypothesised that frequent users of public transport would be more likely to have better mental health (possibly due to increased levels of physical activity), but among the more frequent users, less favourable perceptions of public transport infrastructure (PPTI) could have a negative influence on mental health.