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Active Mobility: Examining Walkability and Bikeability in the Port Towns, Prince George’s County, Maryland By David Boston et al.
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This is a study conducted by student researchers from the University of Maryland's Urban Studies and Planning program in the Summer of 2011 about walkability and bikeability in the Port Towns of... More > Prince George's County, Maryland.< Less
OTREC-RR-09-06 By Jessica Greene
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Since the mid 1980s, the prevalence of obesity among children in the United States increased dramatically. Researchers have recently started examining the degree to which community-level factors... More > influence children’s physical activity, and in particular, active transportation to and from school. “Walkability” factors such as the density of intersections, lack of dead ends, and tree cover near schools have been found to be positive predictors of children walking to school. The study examined two key research questions. First, we examinee the contributions of walkability measures and perceived neighborhood safety on active transportation among an ethnically diverse group of low income children. Second, we investigatee the relationship between children’s active transportation and overall physical activity and obesity. The data set used for this research is a cross sectional survey of 765 parents and guardians of children in Florida aged 5-18 who receive Medicaid, the health coverage program for the low income.< Less
OTREC-RR-09-06 By Jessica Greene
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Since the mid 1980s, the prevalence of obesity among children in the United States increased dramatically. Researchers have recently started examining the degree to which community-level factors... More > influence children’s physical activity, and in particular, active transportation to and from school. “Walkability” factors such as the density of intersections, lack of dead ends, and tree cover near schools have been found to be positive predictors of children walking to school. The study examined two key research questions. First, we examinee the contributions of walkability measures and perceived neighborhood safety on active transportation among an ethnically diverse group of low income children. Second, we investigatee the relationship between children’s active transportation and overall physical activity and obesity. The data set used for this research is a cross sectional survey of 765 parents and guardians of children in Florida aged 5-18 who receive Medicaid, the health coverage program for the low income.< Less
SEVEN RECIPES FOR THE NEW URBANISM By Jaime Correa
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Seven Recipes for the New Urbanism presents an irreverent view of seven magical recipes at the heart of the New Urbanism movement: memory, suburban dysfunction, intellectual precedents, region and... More > ecology, urban form, building type and cultural representation. A number of admonitions and a thrilling professional agenda (cleverly disguised as metaphysical denials and affirmations) are followed by a portfolio of breathtaking projects, drawings and photographs. This is one of the freshest expressions of New Urbanism by one of its most zealous practitioners and scholars.< Less
SEVEN RECIPES FOR THE NEW URBANISM By Jaime Correa
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Seven Recipes for the New Urbanism presents an irreverent view of seven magical recipes at the heart of the New Urbanism movement: memory, suburban dysfunction, intellectual precedents, region and... More > ecology, urban form, building type and cultural representation. A number of admonitions and a thrilling professional agenda (cleverly disguised as metaphysical denials and affirmations) are followed by a portfolio of breathtaking projects, drawings and photographs. This is one of the freshest expressions of New Urbanism by one of its most zealous practitioners and scholars.< Less
OTREC-RR-11-15 By Nico Larco
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Suburban multifamily housing is a commonly overlooked example of density within walking distance of commercial developments. This report focuses on demographics, attitudes, and perceptions related to... More > mode choice at 14 sites in Eugene, Oregon. Our study shows that site design and connectivity are significant predictors of mode choice. 40% of trips to local commercial areas from more-connected developments are by foot or bike, nearly twice the rate from less-connected developments. Active transportation has environmental benefits of reduced gas consumption and green house gas emissions, health benefits of increased exercise, and social benefits of increased independence for youth and the elderly. Quantifying the degree to which site design, and specifically connectivity, makes a difference in residents’ mode choice is a first step to increasing the amount of active transportation. This research provides planners and designers a basis for reevaluating suburban multifamily site design and zoning codes.< Less
OTREC-RR-11-15 By Nico Larco
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Suburban multifamily housing is a commonly overlooked example of density within walking distance of commercial developments. This report focuses on demographics, attitudes, and perceptions related to... More > mode choice at 14 sites in Eugene, Oregon. Our study shows that site design and connectivity are significant predictors of mode choice. 40% of trips to local commercial areas from more-connected developments are by foot or bike, nearly twice the rate from less-connected developments. Active transportation has environmental benefits of reduced gas consumption and green house gas emissions, health benefits of increased exercise, and social benefits of increased independence for youth and the elderly. Quantifying the degree to which site design, and specifically connectivity, makes a difference in residents’ mode choice is a first step to increasing the amount of active transportation. This research provides planners and designers a basis for reevaluating suburban multifamily site design and zoning codes.< Less
OTREC-RR-11-15 By Nico Larco
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Suburban multifamily housing is a commonly overlooked example of density within walking distance of commercial developments. This report focuses on demographics, attitudes, and perceptions related to... More > mode choice at 14 sites in Eugene, Oregon. Our study shows that site design and connectivity are significant predictors of mode choice. 40% of trips to local commercial areas from more-connected developments are by foot or bike, nearly twice the rate from less-connected developments. Active transportation has environmental benefits of reduced gas consumption and green house gas emissions, health benefits of increased exercise, and social benefits of increased independence for youth and the elderly. Quantifying the degree to which site design, and specifically connectivity, makes a difference in residents’ mode choice is a first step to increasing the amount of active transportation. This research provides planners and designers a basis for reevaluating suburban multifamily site design and zoning codes.< Less
OTREC-RR-12-12 By Nico Larco
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This study looks at travel to suburban commercial strips by residents living within one-third of a mile of the strip, focusing on six sites in Oregon and Georgia. The study mapped pedsheds around... More > these strips and found significant increases in network extents when formal and informal pedestrian paths were added to street centerline data. Informal networks such as paths through vacant land and cuts in fences were widespread and suggest a pent-up demand for route directness. Travel surveys found significant walking and biking in these areas – just over one-third of all trips to the commercial strip – with travel distance and walking along or across arterials affecting mode choice. This suggests network extent and connectivity are factors critical to walking and biking in these areas. Mode choice motivations included convenience, cost, and culture. There was little variation across sites, suggesting that motivations and levels of active travel are fairly consistent across income and geography.< Less
OTREC-RR-12-12 By Nico Larco
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This study looks at travel to suburban commercial strips by residents living within one-third of a mile of the strip, focusing on six sites in Oregon and Georgia. The study mapped pedsheds around... More > these strips and found significant increases in network extents when formal and informal pedestrian paths were added to street centerline data. Informal networks such as paths through vacant land and cuts in fences were widespread and suggest a pent-up demand for route directness. Travel surveys found significant walking and biking in these areas – just over one-third of all trips to the commercial strip – with travel distance and walking along or across arterials affecting mode choice. This suggests network extent and connectivity are factors critical to walking and biking in these areas. Mode choice motivations included convenience, cost, and culture. There was little variation across sites, suggesting that motivations and levels of active travel are fairly consistent across income and geography.< Less