Walking Associated With Public Transit: Moving Toward Increased Physical Activity in the United States

In this study, the authors investigate transit-associated walking in the United States using travel behavior surveys. They look at changes to transit walk times from 2001 to 2009 and their effect on public health. The authors found that those people who were more likely to walk were from lower-income households, were non-white, and lived in urban areas with access to rail systems. Those with access to urban rail were more likely to walk more than thirty minutes per day. The number of walkers rose between 2001 and 2009. Transit walking had a positive impact on health, meeting recommendations for physical activity, which may affect planning for transportation systems in the future.


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  • Accession Number: 01490583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2013 2:38PM