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Improving Pedestrian Access to Transit

Source: WalkBoston
This paper illustrates key steps that activists can take to ensure that mass transit supports community needs and creates livable communities through improved pedestrian access.
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Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design

Source: National Center for Biking & Walking
This guide describes how to help create places for people to walk and bicycle.
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Is it Safe to Walk? Neighborhood Safety and Security Conditions and Their Effects on Walking

Source: Journal of Planning Literature
This article focuses on a particular environmental variable, the safety of neighborhood surroundings, and explores how it is influencing physical activity. This resource can be purchased through the Sage Journals Online,
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Lessons from Katrina and Rita: What Major Disasters Can Teach Transportation Planners

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper examines failures in hurricane Katrina and Rita emergency response and their lessons for transportation planning in other communities.
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Little Steps, Bigger Ones to Protect Pedestrians

Source: Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety, Status Report
This report discusses the history of pedestrian-vehicle conflicts, describes typical crash types, and gives examples of different counter-measures to help improve the pedestrian environment.
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