Does the construction of bikepaths increase bicycle use?

Published: Tuesday 14th June 2016

What: Dr Kristiann Heesch presents - Evaluation of the Brisbane Veloway 1 with Strava Data

When: 11 – 12am, Monday 27th June

Where: Rm 6.02, Level 6, 215 Spring Street Melbourne.

Kristi is a Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion in the School of Public Health & Social Work at QUT. Her research focuses on physical activity and health for the prevention of chronic conditions in mid-age to older adults.

Her research spans analysis of large datasets to understand associations between physical activity and health outcomes to the development and evaluation of physical activity promotion programs.

In the last 5 years, Kristi has focused on bicycle use, both for recreation and for transport, to inform policy and improve cycling promotion.

Much of Kristi’s work supports the IHA research projects in the areas of Active Living, Built Environment and Urban Spaces and Active Ageing.

Her guest presentation will be on Monday 27th June at 11am and is a special addition to IHA’s regular Live Long Live Well colloquium series.

ACU colleagues are encouraged to attend the Colloquium in person, or to dial in from a campus A/V meeting room, or by using Polycom Realpresence on their computer desktop.  A/V room bookings can be made via or by calling 07 3623 7272. The Servicedesk can also assist with Polycom installation on your PC or laptop.

Colleagues outside the university may participate by teleconference, or by attending in person at Level 6, 215 Spring Street in Melbourne.

All enquiries, registrations of interest and requests for audio-visual or teleconferencing can be directed to or 03 9230 8170.

Take a look at our Kristi Heesch Special Colloquium Flyer for further details of her presentation.

You can see Kristi’s work on mapping cycling trends, covered by the ABC news last week – and how the data is used to pinpoint where future infrastructure investments will have the most impact.