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Recent Studies on Walking: Health, Safety, Infrastructure and Children

Recent Studies on Walking: Health, Safety, Infrastructure and Children

Walking & Physical Activity
• Walking and Cycling in the United States, 2001-2009: Evidence from the National Household Travel Surveys. John Pucher, et al. May 2011. American Journal of Public Health; doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.300067
• Walking and Cycling to Health: A Comparative Analysis of City, State, and International Data. John Pucher, et al. Oct 2010. American Journal of Public Health; 100: 1986-1992.
• Active commuting and cardiovascular risk: A Meta-analytic review. Hamer, M., and Y Chida. 2007. Preventive Medicine, 46: 9-13
• Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health: Lessons From The Netherlands and Germany. John Pucher & Lewis Dijkstra. Sep 2003. American Journal of Public Health; 93: 1509-1516.
• Walking, Bicycling, and Urban Landscapes: Evidence from the San Francisco Bay Area. Robert Cervero and Michael Duncan. Sep 2003. American Journal of Public Health; 93: 1478-1483.
• The effect of physical activity on breast cancer risk: A cohort study of 30,548 women. Luoto, R. et al. 2000. European Journal of Epidemiology, 16: 973-80

Pedestrian Safety
• A case study of pedestrian safety on multi-lane high-speed arterials. Zhou H, Miller D, Hsu P. 2011. Advances in Transportation Studies; (23): 77-88
• Distance between speed humps and pedestrian crossings: Does it matter? – Johansson C, Rosander P, Leden L. 2011. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 43(5): 1846-51.
• Designing for the Safety of Pedestrians, Cyclists, and Motorists in Urban Environments. Dumbough, E. and Wenhao, L. 2010. Journal of the American Planning Association: 7(1).
• Environmental Characteristics Associated With Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Collisions in Denver, Colorado. Anne K. Sebert Kuhlmann, et al. Sep 2009. American Journal of Public Health; 99: 1632-1637.
• The Epidemic of Pediatric Traffic Injuries in South Florida: A Review of the Problem and Initial Results of a Prospective Surveillance Strategy. S. Morad Hameed, et al. Apr 2004. American Journal of Public Health; 94: 554-556.
• A Review of Evidence-Based Traffic Engineering Measures Designed to Reduce Pedestrian–Motor Vehicle Crashes. Richard A. Retting, et al. Sep 2003. American Journal of Public Health; 93: 1456-1463.
• Safety in Numbers: more walkers and bicyclists, safer walking and bicycling. Jacobsen, P.L. 2003. Injury Prevention 9: 205-209.
• Characteristics of older pedestrians who have difficulty crossing the street. Langlois, J.A., Keyl, P.M., Guralnik, J.M., Foley, D.J. Marattoli, R.A., and Wallace, R.B. 1997. American Journal of Public Health: 87, 393-397.

Walkability & Infrastructure
• An Applied Ecological Framework for Evaluating Infrastructure to Promote Walking and Cycling: The iConnect Study. David Ogilvie, et al. Mar 2011. American Journal of Public Health; 101: 473-481.
• Barriers to municipal planning for pedestrians and bicyclists in North Carolina. Evenson, K.R., et al. 2011. North Carolina Medical Journal; 72(2): 89-97
• Association of Walkability With Obesity in Baltimore City, Maryland. Sarah Stark Casagrande, et al. Dec 2010. American Journal of Public Health; doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.187492
• Effect of Individual or Neighborhood Disadvantage on the Association Between Neighborhood Walkability and Body Mass Index. Gina S. Lovasi, et al. Feb 2009. American Journal of Public Health; 99: 27 -284.
• High Point Walking for Health: Creating Built and Social Environments That Support Walking in a Public Housing Community. James Krieger, et al. Nov 2009. American Journal of Public Health; 99: S593-S599.
• Places to Walk: Convenience and Regular Physical Activity. Powell, K.E., Martin, L.M., and Chowdhury, P.P. 2003. American Journal of Public Health; 93(9): 1519-1521.
• Pedestrian Safety Through a Raised Median and Redesigned Intersections. King, M.R., Carnegie, J.A., and Ewing, R. 2003. Transportation Research Board; 1828: 56-66
• Social Capital and the Built Environment: The Importance of Walkable Neighborhoods. Kevin M. Leyden. Sep 2003. American Journal of Public Health; 93: 1546-1551.

Children & Adolescents
• U.S. School travel, 2009: an assessment of trends. McDonald NC, Brown AL, Marchetti LM, Pedroso MS. 2011. American Journal of Preventive Medicine; 41(2): 146-151
• The Model of Children’s Active Travel (M-CAT): A conceptual framework for examining factors influencing children’s active travel. Pont, K., et al. 2011. American Journal of Occupational Therapy; 58(3): 138-144.
• Active Commuting to School and Association with Physical Activity and Adiposity among US Youth. Mendoza, J.A., Watson, K., Nguyen, N., Cerin, E., Baranowski, T., Nicklas, T.A. 2011. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 8(4): 488-495.
• Physical activity levels of high school students—United States, 2010. – 2011. CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 60(23): 773-777.
• Associations between active commuting to school, fat mass, and lifestyle factors in adolescents: the Kiel Obesity Prevention Study (KOPS). Landsberg, B., et al. 2008. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 62: 739-47
• Promoting Safe Walking and biking to School: The Marin County Success Story. Staunton, C.E., Hubsmith, D., and Kallins, W. 2003. American Journal of Public Health 93(9): 1431-1434.