Frank 2006 - "Many Pathways from Land Use to Health"

Lawrence D. Frank, James F. Sallis, et al.
"Many Pathways from Land Use to Health"
Journal of the American Planning Association
72(1):75-87 (Winter 2006)
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From the abstract: in King County neighborhoods and found that a 5% increase in walkability was associated with:

  • a per capita 32.1% increase in time spent in physical activity
  • 0.23 point reduction in average body mass index
  • 6.5% fewer vehicle miles traveled
  • 5.6% fewer grams of nitrogen oxides emitted
  • 5.5% fewer grams of volatile organic compounds emitted

See study for more details.



Quite crazy if you ask me.. :f

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