-2 Design

<P>This section covers technical information to be used as reference material by engineers, architects and designers concerned with pedestrian facilities, and information about the existing walking environment including:<ul><li>Standards (including draft standards) related to pedestrian facilities</li><li>Specifications and design guides</li><li>

Improve walkability around transit locations

Link to order information The Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety has released two new guides, A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities, to help residents, parents, community groups, and others make their communities bett
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Transit Board encouraged by dialogue

Media Statement re Auckland Harbour Bridge The Board of Transit New Zealand welcomed the opportunity to meet with Cycle Action Auckland today as part of their on-going discussions on the viabi
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Red-light cameras cause more accidents

Red-light cameras save lives but result in more crashes that cause property damage, a new study says "Before and after" studies of 38 red-light camera intersections in Toronto revealed collisions resulting in death or injury dropped 18.2 per cent.
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Atlanta Family Slashes Carbon Footprint

Atlanta resident Malaika Taylor used to live the typical suburban life — the kind that helps make America the world's top contributor to climate change. But four years ago, fed up with commuting, Taylor and her 11-year old daughter, Maya, moved from the suburbs to the city.
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Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity?

Examining the evidence This report • Reviews the broad trends affecting the relationships among physical activity, health, transportation, and land use; • Summarizes what is known about these relationships and what they suggest for future policy decisions at all levels of government; and • Identifies priorities for future research.

Urban Planning and Public Health at CDC

Urban planning, also called city and regional planning, is a multidisciplinary field in which professionals work to improve the welfare of persons and communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places now and for the future.
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The public health roots of zoning:

in search of active living's legal genealogy. To better understand the dynamic nature of land-use law and policy, and how policymakers might accomplish zoning reform to encourage more physically active environments, this paper traces the public health roots of zoning through a family tree of land-use legal doctrines.
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From walkability to active living potential

Background The purpose of this paper is to establish the reliability and validity of a neighborhood-level measure of active living potential by applying principles of ecometrics. Methods Following a 3-day training session, observers (n =8) were provided with a map of a predetermined walking route constructed through the joining of ten randomly selected street block
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Through seniors' eyes:

an exploratory qualitative study to identify environmental barriers to and facilitators of walking. This qualitative exploratory study examined environmental factors influencing the walking choices of elderly people using the photovoice approach.
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