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State and Regional Agencies Work with Community Members in Charleston

Source: National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report on Transportation and Health
A partnership for health in Charleston, South Carolina, uses a citizen survey to help determine and ensure preferred allocation of transportation funds to pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
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Case Study No. 14: Benefits of Bicycling and Walking to Health

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The major emphasis of this report is to provide information on the potential health benefits and deleterious health effects accruing to individuals and the nation as a whole while engaging in bicycling and walking.
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Spectrum of Prevention: A Model for Planning Public Health Interventions Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention Helmet Use and Bicycle Safety

Source: California Department of Health Services
This presentation provides information on traumatic brain injury prevention through bicycle helmet use and bicycle safety.
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New Community Design to the Rescue

Source: National Governor's Association
This paper discusses the merits of New Community Design (NCD) and the ability of NCD to end sprawl and improve community health.
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Active Living Research Briefing

Source: Active Living Research
This summary is an overview of peer-reviewed research from health, transportation, and recreation literature about active living and activity-friendly environments.
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Walking as a Way of Life

Source: Partnership for a Walkable America
This FHWA Insight article discusses the benefits of walking on the health of older pedestrians.
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Trends in Walking for Transportation in the United States, 1995 and 2001

Source: Preventing Chronic Disease, Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy
This study examines trends in walking for transportation among U.S. adults and youth
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The Economic Benefits of Trails

Source: American Hiking Society
This fact sheet descirbes the economic benefits of trails. It finds that the presence of trails encourages the growth of "clean" industries and businesses, helps increase the property values of surrounding lots,
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Take 30

Source: The Rambler's Association
This booklet is a practicle guide to walking to improve health and well being. Topics include statistics on physical activity and health, case studies of walkers, tips for walking with children, a 10-
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Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, Obesity, and Morbidity

Source: American Journal of Health Promotion, Vol 18.1
This ecologic study reveals that urban form could be significantly associated with some forms of physical activity and some health outcomes.
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