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Portland SmartTrips

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Portland promotes nonmotorized transportation through its SmartTrips program.
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Conserve by Bicycle Program Study

Source: Florida Department of Transportation
This study was requested by the 2005 Legislature to identify ways increased use of bicycles could be promoted to save energy and achieve health benefits.
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Obesity Relationships with Community Design, Physical Activity, and Time Spent in Cars

Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
The objective of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the built environment around each participant's place of residence and self-reported travel patterns (walking and time in a car),
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Report on Public Health and Urban Sprawl in Ontario

Source: Ontario College of Family Physicians
This report summarizes pertinent information on the relationship between urban sprawl and health. It serves to identify the key issues that are relevant to the growing number of sprawl-related health problems in Ontario which is comparable to US situations and is far worse compared to Europe.
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National Scan of Actions to Address the Relationship between Built Environments, Physical Activity and Obesity

Source: Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC), Public Health Agency of Canada
This report reviews recent literature on health and the built environment, and discusses various related organizations and the resources they offer.
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Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl

Source: Smart Growth America, Surface Transportation Policy Project
This report presents the first national study to show a clear association between the type of place people live and their activity levels, weight, and health.
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Health Impacts of the Built Environment

Source: Institute of Public Health in Ireland
This review is the third in the series and illustrates how the built environment impacts on health.
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Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity?

Source: Transportation Research Board Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requested this study in order to examine the connection between the built environment and the physical activity levels of the U.
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Community Design, Active Living and Public Health

Source: AICP, Local Government Commission
This PowerPoint presentation walks the viewer through documents that explain how communities can be made safer for pedestrians and automobile traffic in order to increase physical activity.
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Community Design and Transportation Policies

Source: The Physician and Sports Medicine
This article discusses the benefits of and the challenges to promoting physical activity through urban design.
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