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web National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council
This nationwide effort provides consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals. ... more >>
web How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road, Scientific American Magazine
An emerging body of research suggests that a superior strategy to increase pedal pushing could be had by asking the perennial question: What do women want? ... more >>
document A Study of Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality, and Health (LUTAQH) in King County, WA, Lawrence Frank & Co., GeoStats, Inc, San Diego State University, University of Cincinnati
This research documents the impact of land use decisions and transportation investments and suggests strategies for allocating resources to encourage more compact, mixed use neighborhoods with more transportation choices. ... more >>
document Active Facts: Parks, Trails, and Recreation, Active Living Resource Center
This document stresses the importance of recreation in our everyday lives and the role that parks and trails play in encouraging active lifestyles. It provides indicators to assess your community recreational services. ... more >>
document Active Living Approaches by Local Government, International City/County Management Association
This paper discusses the results of surveys of local government officials regarding their ability to encourage active living in communities. ... more >>
document Active Transportation Policy Issues, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper provides background information on active transportation to facilitate discussion of national active transportation policy and legislation at the Active Transportation Roundtable. ... more >>
web Community Design and Transportation Policies, The Physician and Sports Medicine
This article discusses the benefits of and the challenges to promoting physical activity through urban design. ... more >>
document Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl, Smart Growth America, Surface Transportation Policy Project
This report presents the first national study to show a clear association between the type of place people live and their activity levels, weight, and health. ... more >>
document Driving, Walking, and Where You Live: Links to Obesity, McCann Consulting
This study shows a strong link between time spent driving and obesity: every additional 30 minutes spent in a car each day translates into a 3 percent greater chance of being obese. ... more >>
document Obesity Relationships with Community Design, Physical Activity, and Time Spent in Cars, American Journal of Preventive Medicine
The objective of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the built environment around each participant's place of residence and self-reported travel patterns (walking and time in a car), ... more >>