-3 Safety & Health

<P>This section covers:<ul><li>Road safety pamphlets relating to pedestrian safety</li><li>Accident statistics</li><li>Reports and proposals for safety improvement</li><li>Safety strategies</li><li>Case studies and reports related to accident prevention</li><li>Case studies and reports related to street crime and perception of crime</li></ul></P>

Barriers and motivators for owners walking their dog:

results from qualitative research (Link to abstract) This qualitative research explored the relationship between dog ownership and dog-related, social environmental and physical environmental factors associated with walking with a dog.
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Star rating school walking routes

This project demonstrated that it is feasible to objectively rate the safety performance of individual road crossing points, as well as to provide indications of overall route safety, focusing particularly on the abilities of children using the route.
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The Health Select Committee Inquiry into Obesity and Type Two Diabetes in New Zealand:

A back seat for physical activity Over the past two years substantial attention has been paid by New Zealand politicians to the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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Riding, walking to work builds fitness into day

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Lois Fletcher started taking the subway to work nine months ago to save money. It turned out to be an excellent way for her to lose weight -- more than 30 pounds to be exact. Five mornings a week, the 53-year-old mother of three boards a commuter train in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, and heads downtown.
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Self-pacing and cognitive performance while walking

Ten hikers completed a 4 km hike on hilly terrain three times: once self-paced without load, once self-paced with a backpack load of 10% body weight, and once externally paced with a backpack load of 10% body weight. Subjects performed mental arithmetic tasks and provided ratings of perceived exertion while walking.
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California's safe routes to school program

- Impacts on walking, bicycling, and pedestrian safety This article evaluates California's pioneering Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program, which funds traffic improvement projects designed to improve safety for children's walking and bicycling to school and to increase the number of children who do so.
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Barriers to children walking and biking to school

To examine why the majority of children do not walk or bike to school, CDC analyzed data from the national HealthStyles Survey. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicate that long distances and dangerous motor-vehicle traffic pose the most common barriers to children walking and biking to school.
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The incidence of injuries traveling to and from school by travel mode.

OBJECTIVE.: To assess the absolute and relative risks of youth school-related travel using the New Zealand's no fault accident liability scheme and Census at School datasets.
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Schofield GM, Gianotti S, Badland HM, Hinckson EA.
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Quantifying the health effects of cycling and walking

This project aims at facilitating the harmonization of methodological approaches by providing guidance for practitioners.