Transportation Research Board Special Report 282


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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competencies and with regard for appropriate balance.

This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to the procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

This study was sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cover design by Tony Olivis, Circle Graphics.


Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data


Does the built environment influence physical activity? : examining the evidence / Committee on Physical Activity, Health, Transportation, and Land Use, Transportation Research Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

p. cm.—(Special report ; 282)

ISBN 0-309-09498-4

1. Urban health. 2. Transportation—Health aspects. 3. Health behavior. 4. Physical fitness. 5. Exercise. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Physical Activity, Health, Transportation, and Land Use. II. National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board. III. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). IV. Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board) ; 282.


RA566.7.D646 2005

362.1'042—dc22

2005041846



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