-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>

Dog ownership and human health-related physical activity: an epidemiological study

The presence of a household dog may be of benefit to the health of the owners. One reason may be because of increased physical activity through regular dog walking.
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How people achieve recommended levels of physical activity and the implications etc

Attempts to increase community participation in physical activity through the promotion of walking have increased in recent times.
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North Shore City road safety issues report 2005

This report is based on reported injury crash data and trends for 2000-2004.
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Making footpaths and driveways safer (North Shore City)

Safety information on key issues such as cars backing out driveways onto public footpaths.
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North Shore City Council
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Weight control information network - walking (a step in the right direction

This website promotes walking. As walking is one of the easiest ways to be physically active. You can do it almost anywhere and at any time. Walking is also inexpensive.
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The accuracy of pedometer steps and time during walking in children

This paper seeks to determine the accuracy of pedometer step counts and time during self-paced walking (SPW) and treadmill walking in children (5-11 yr).
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Validity of accelerometry for measurement of activity in people with brain injury

The health risks associated with habitually low levels of physical activity are both serious and well documented. National and international public health authorities agree that, in many countries, the general population are insufficiently active and that this represents a major public health concern.
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Pedometer indices for weekly physical activity recommendations etc (abstract)

The aim of this study was to quantify pedometer-determined steps per day associated with 50, 100, and 150% of the current public health recommend
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