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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. Contribution of Public Parks to Physical Activity
    2007 - Canada

    On average, over 2000 individuals were counted in each park, and about two thirds were sedentary when observed. “Public parks are critical resources for physical activity in minority communities....

  3. Evaluating change in physical activity with the building of a multi-use trail
    2005 - USA

    "This prospective study of the building of a multi-use trail did not demonstrate an increase in physical activity among adults living near the trail. Other prospective studies are encouraged, to...

  4. Multiple impacts of the built environment on public health: Walkable places and the exposure to air
    2005 - USA

    It is not obvious that the air quality and physical activity agendas are perfectly consistent with one another in terms of the built environment recommendations that follow from each. It is...

  5. The significance of parks to physical activity and public health: A conceptual model
    2005 - USA

    ” Future research should focus on how to operationalize specific measures and methodologies for collecting data, as well as measuring associations between individual physical activity levels and...

  6. Association of park size, distance, and features with physical activity in neighborhood parks
    2008 - USA

    " Parks with more features were more likely to be used for physical activity; size and distance were not significant predictors. Park facilities were more important than were park amenities. Of the...

  7. Exploring the effect of the environment on physical activity: A study examining walking to work
    2002 - USA

    With the exceptions of visual interest and aesthetics, each neighborhood characteristic contributed significantly to the environment score. The environment score was positively associated with...

  8. Environmental correlates of physical activity: A review of evidence about parks and recreation
    2007 - USA

    Park and recreation agencies exist in many communities and for the future they must be acknowledged for the significant potential they have for promoting healthy living through increased PA.

  9. Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Scale: Validity and development of a short form
    2006 - Netherlands

    The strength of the relationship between environmental attributes and physical activity behavior may be considerably greater than previously noted or suspected. However, even if these associations...

  10. A tale of three greenway trails: User perceptions related to quality of life
    2000 - USA

    In a recent nationwide survey, conducted with state and local officials, the American Institute of Architects found that the availability of parks, and other open spaces, and urban sprawl were...

  11. Ontario’s wealth, Canada’s future : Appreciating the value of the Greenbelt’s eco-services
    2008 - Canada

    In 2008, the David Suzuki Foundation reported that: " ..we are all directly dependent on the natural environment for the goods and services that ecosystems provide. These natural benefits include...

  12. Active Transportation for America: The Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walkin
    2008 - USA

    By making bicycling and walking—or “active transportation”—viable options for everyday travel, we can cost-effectively improve our mobility, protect our climate, enhance energy security and improve...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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