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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. [Canada] 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. [Canada] 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 .

  4. [Canada] Linked landscapes: Creating greenway corridors through conservation subdivision strategies in the no
    2003 - Canada

    Because of their low costs and inherent adaptability, conservation subdivisions can become the basic “building block” for creating community-wide and regional greenspace networks.  When local...

  5. [Canada] Using greenways to reclaim nature in Brazilian cities
    2006 - Canada

    For a relatively small amount of money, green corridors can reconnect the parts of a city. They can be attached to streams, rivers, or shores to provide soft edges and restore flood plains,...

  6. [Canada] 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...

  7. [England] 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...

  8. [England] New Walking and Cycling Routes and Increased Physical Activity
    2014 - England

    Walking, cycling, and physical activity is increased over the longer term by proximity to high-quality, traffic-free routes for walking and cycling.

  9. [England] Claiming the Health Dividend: Value for Money Estimates of Investment in Walking and Cycling
    2014 - England

    This report summarizes the latest findings in studies that looked at benefit-to-cost ratios of investments in walking and cycling which are considered to be around 5:1. 

  10. [Germany] 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.”

  11. [Netherlands] 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...

  12. [Netherlands] 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...

  13. [Scotland] 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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