Ordinances That Promote Physical Activity

An academic journal article in the American Journal of Public Health surveys municipal ordinances that promote physical activity.
September 22, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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In 2001, the authors mailed a survey to all of Utah's municipalities with the goal of measuring 6 physical activity domains: sidewalks, bicycle lanes, shared-use paths, work sites, greenways, and recreational facilities. Data from 74 municipalities revealed that planners made up a small proportion of municipal staff. Relative to cities experiencing slow or medium growth, high growth cities reported more ordinances encouraging physical activity. [Editor's note: The full text of this journal article is only available for a fee.]

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Monday, September 22, 2003 in American Journal Of Public Health
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