Density, Destinations or Both? A Comparison of Measures of Walkability in Relation to Transportation Behaviors, Obesity and Diabetes in Toronto, Canada

@inproceedings{Glazier2014DensityDO,
  title={Density, Destinations or Both? A Comparison of Measures of Walkability in Relation to Transportation Behaviors, Obesity and Diabetes in Toronto, Canada},
  author={Richard H. Glazier and Maria Isabella Creatore and Jonathan T. Weyman and Ghazal S. Fazli and Flora I. Matheson and Peter Gozdyra and Rahim Moineddin and Vered Kaufman Shriqui and G L Booth},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
The design of suburban communities encourages car dependency and discourages walking, characteristics that have been implicated in the rise of obesity. Walkability measures have been developed to capture these features of urban built environments. Our objective was to examine the individual and combined associations of residential density and the presence of walkable destinations, two of the most commonly used and potentially modifiable components of walkability measures, with transportation… CONTINUE READING
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