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Tools to measure the walkability ... of the local environment

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These fact sheets provide background information on physical activity and active living as well as highlighting a selection of audit tools for those wanting to assess or evaluate aspects of the environment. They have been developed for those working on physical activity projects and initiatives with an environmental component or focus.
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Urban area disadvantage and physical activity: a multilevel study in Melbourne, Australia

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Development of a reliable measure of walking within and outside the local neighborhood: RESIDEs neig

The Residential Environment project (RESIDE) is a longitudinal study evaluating the impact of a new residential design code on walking. The aim to develop a reliable measure of walking – undertaken within and outside the neighborhood – and overall physical activity.
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Associations of location and perceived environmental attributes with walking in neighbourhoods

Ecological models highlight the importance of environmental influences.
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Transport planners out of step on walking (newspaper opinion piece)

A better deal for pedestrians would be a smart way to ease Melbourne's transport woes. Opinion piece re neglect of walking in Melbourne transport planning
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Planning for pedestrians (Victoria DOI)

Principles and guidelines for improving pedestrain access to destinations and urban spaces. Includes a link to Rodney Tolley's Providing for Pedestrians report. The providing for pedestrians report has been produced by Rodney Tolley (of CAST and WALK21), for use by a range of professionals.
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