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Walking packs huge health punch, study confirms

A brisk 30-minute walk 6 days a week is enough to trim waistlines and cut the risk of metabolic syndrome - an increasingly common condition that is linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, a new US study indicates.

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Starbucks: spilling coffee over pedestrians (video)

An example of the coffee shop giant putting profits before pedestrian safety
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Portland Festival Streets (video)

Description of the Festival Street concept in Portland, Oregon and the design features which support it.
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StreetFilms-The Sidewalk Nibblers (video)

NY pedestrians resist the loss of sidewalk space YouTube video
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NYC Streets Renaissance
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Be Safe, Be Seen: Back to School Safety Tips (video)

US YouTube video for International Walk to School Day
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Westfield Topanga Mall - designed for cars, not pedestrians (video)

YouTube video giving a practical demonstration of the unfriendly pedestrian access to a US shopping mall
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Benchmarking report: Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.

2007 Benchmarking Report Main Findings from 2007 Benchmarking Report: 1. A positive relationship exists between the built environment and levels of biking and walking. 2. Where levels of biking and walking are higher, bicycle and pedestrian safety is greater. 3. Cities with strong Thunderhead organizations generally have high levels of biking and walking. 4. Higher lev
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Sketch-Plan Method for Estimating Pedestrian Traffic ...

... for Central Business Districts and Suburban Growth Corridors A sketch-plan method is introduced to estimate peak-hour pedestrian trips for crossings at intersections (node) and parallel sidewalk-midblock (link) locations.
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Pedestrian Signal Safety

for Older Persons
Pedestrian Signal Safety - 5.6 Mb Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
This study had two primary objectives: 1) to provide the supporting research to assist traffic engineers in understanding the walking characteristics of older pedestrians and 2) to provide more information on the extent to which various intersection operational conditions might be ab
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