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8.05 Trails and pathways encourage healthy lifestyles, save energy, and protect air quality by encouraging non-motorized transportation

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  2. The epidemiology of walking for physical activity in the United States
    2003 - USA

    Providing places to walk (e.g., building walking trails, improving sidewalks and street lighting) may be the impetus for individuals who have never walked to begin this behaviour. Programs to...

  3. Ecosystem services in urban areas
    1999 - Sweden

    Locally generated ecosystem services, such as air filtering, noise reduction and rainwater drainage, have a substantial impact on the quality-of-life in urban areas and should be addressed in...

  4. Greenways: Multiplying and diversifying in the 21st century
    2006 - USA

    Green infrastructure is a smart solution to our conservation challenge because it seeks to plan land use and land conservation TOGETHER in a way that is consistent with natural environmental...

  5. Greenway planning in the United States: Its origins and recent case studies
    2003 - USA

    Greenways protect ecologically significant natural systems, maintain bio-diversity and provide for wildlife migration. They provide people with extensive recreational opportunities in both urban...

  6. Greenbelt and green heart: Separating and integrating landscapes in European city regions
    2003 - Germany

    "Successful approaches of landscape protection in city regions have to consider more carefully the concrete local qualities and social uses as a basis for regional design.”

  7. Outdoor environments, activity and the well-being of older people: Conceptualising environmental sup
    2007 - Scotland

    Since regular participation in activity has the greatest physical and psychological benefits, environmental interventions can be an effective measure to promote well-being for a wider public....

  8. The role of built environments in physical activity, eating, and obesity in childhood
    2006 - USA

    Children and adolescents with access to recreational facilities and programs, usually near their homes, are more active than those without such access. The more often young adolescents use...

  9. Benefit Estimation In Economic Impacts of Protecting Rivers, Trails and Greenway Corridors: A Resour
    2008 - USA

    In 1995, the USA National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance reported that:” The BLM example is the simplest method to understand (Table 9-2); the USFS method shows how unit...

  10. The challenges of evaluating environmental interventions to increase population levels of physical a
    2005 - England

    Environmental interventions that support regular physical activity are likely to contribute to improving public health. The UK National Cycle Network represents the UK’s largest such environmental...

  11. Urban environmental quality and human well-being: Towards a conceptual framework and demarcation of
    2003 - Netherlands

    The construction of a multidisciplinary conceptual framework that goes beyond individual disciplinary differences is deemed necessary to further the field. Such a model is potentially of interest...

  12. Perceived environment and physical activity: A meta-analysis of selected environmental characteristi
    2005 - Canada

    People living in a particular environment can be influenced by that setting. Favorable alterations to communities may produce small changes in behaviors of entire populations .

  13. Health, Well-Being, and Open Space: Literature Review
    2003 - Scotland

    There are 5 key ways in which exposure to the natural environment is beneficial to human health:

    • Enhanced personal and social communication skills.
    • Increased physical health.
    • Enhanced...

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  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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