How important is perception of safety to park use? A four-city survey

  title={How important is perception of safety to park use? A four-city survey},
  author={Sandra C. Lapham and Deborah A Cohen and Bing Han and Stephanie Williamson and Kelly R. Evenson and Thomas L McKenzie and Amy Hillier and Phillip Ward},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={2624 - 2636}
Our purpose was to determine the relative importance of individual- and park-related characteristics in influencing both local park use and specific engagement in active sports, walking and sedentary pursuits. We surveyed 3815 adults living within 0.80 km of one of 24 study parks in four US metropolitan areas. Chi-square statistics and baseline-category logit models examined how perceived safety and park characteristics were related to park visitation and types of park activities, controlling… 

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