Walking and Walkability: Is Wayfinding a Missing Link? Implications for Public Health Practice.

@article{Vandenberg2016WalkingAW,
  title={Walking and Walkability: Is Wayfinding a Missing Link? Implications for Public Health Practice.},
  author={Ann E. Vandenberg and Rebecca H. Hunter and Lynda A. Anderson and Lucinda L. Bryant and Steven P. Hooker and William A. Satariano},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2016},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={189-97}
}
BACKGROUND Research on walking and walkability has yet to focus on wayfinding, the interactive, problem-solving process by which people use environmental information to locate themselves and navigate through various settings. METHODS We reviewed the literature on outdoor pedestrian-oriented wayfinding to examine its relationship to walking and walkability, 2 areas of importance to physical activity promotion. RESULTS Our findings document that wayfinding is cognitively demanding and can… CONTINUE READING

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