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document FITTING PLACES: How the Built Environment Affects Active Living and Active Transportation., Go for Green
This discussion paper is intended to provide an introduction to how the design of cities and town influences the behavior of the people who live in them. ... more >>
web Walk To School Day, Partnership for a Walkable America, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The idea is to walk to school with a purpose -- to promote health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment. You can plan a day-long event or a year-long event! Find out which cities are already planning to participate and register your own event online. ... more >>
document Walking, Cycling, and Obesity Rates in Europe, North America, and Australia, Journal of Physical Activity and Health
This study was designed to examine the relationship between active transportation and obesity rates in different countries. ... more >>
web National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Aged 50 and Older, Active Aging Partnership
The National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Older was developed as a guide for organizations, associations and agencies to plan strategies to help people age 50 and older increase their physical activity. ... more >>
web National Center for Bicycling & Walking, National Center for Bicycling & Walking
The Center's mission is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies. ... more >>
document How Land Use and Transportation Systems Impact Public Health, Active Community Environtments (ACES)
This review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels. ... more >>
document Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design, National Center for Biking & Walking
This guide describes how to help create places for people to walk and bicycle. ... more >>
document Conserve by Bicycle Program Study, Florida Department of Transportation
This study was requested by the 2005 Legislature to identify ways increased use of bicycles could be promoted to save energy and achieve health benefits. ... more >>
document Walking and Bicycling, American Journal of Health Promotion
A review of all published environmental audit instruments was conducted to provide a foundation for developing more valid and efficient audit tools. ... more >>
document Cycling and the Built Environment, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
This study uses primary data on the cycling behavior of randomly sampled respondents in urbanized King County, Washington, and parcel-level GIS measures of land use and infrastructure conditions. ... more >>