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Healthy Transportation-Healthy Community. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1908533
- October 2009
- 112 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
Walking to transit stations is proposed as one of the strategies to increase the use of transit. Urban planners, transportation planners, environmentalists, and health professionals encourage and support environmental interventions that can reduce the use of cars for all kinds of trips and use alternative modes of travel such as walking, biking, and mass-transit. This work investigates the influence of the built-environment on walking to transit stations. Transit-oriented communities at quarter and half-mile distances from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) station in Dallas, Texas, were analyzed to identify the relation of various constructs of built-environment on walking to the DART stations. This book, therefore, provides some insight about the features of built-environment that can support walking to transit station. Developers and transit agencies can benefit by incorporating the outcome of this research. The results of this study has implications for the transit-oriented development and anyone analyzing the role of objective measures of built-environment on walking.