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An Analysis of North Carolina Guidelines and Criteria for Establishing School Walk Zones

Source: North Carolina Department of Transportation, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) initiated a project to research the potential for development of standardized school walk zone policies for the state. This report contains the results and recommendations of the study.
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Environmental Factors Associated with Adults' Participation in Physical Activity.

Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
This paper provides an overview of the measures that have been used to assess environmental attributes and to review the patterns of environment-behavior associations that have thus far been identified.
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Role of Environmental Attributes in Explaining Pedestrian-Vehicular Crashes near Public Schools

Source: Transportation Research Board
This study analyzes pedestrian-vehicular crashes to determine any relationships that may exist between crashes near public schools and the physical and social attributes of these schools. This resource can be purchased through the Transportation Research Board,
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How the Built Environment Affects Physical Activity

Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
This article reviews the current methods of measuring the built environment and travel behavior, and discusses the challenges to determining the connection between environment and physical activity.
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The Impact of Community Design and Land-Use Choices on Public Health

Source: American Journal of Public Health
This report describes 37 questions that resulted from a workshop on the relationship between the built environment and physical and mental health. The full text may be obtained from PubMed Central at the link below.
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