Are Perceptions About Worksite Neighborhoods and Policies Associated With Walking?

This study examined associations of the built environment surrounding worksites and work policies with walking behaviors through a survey of employed adults from Montgomery County, Maryland. Although participants reported worksites exhibiting built environment characteristics supportive of walking, none were associated with walking more than median number of average weekday steps. All 4 worksite policies were associated with walking more than the median number of average weekday steps. In addition, a perception of few cul-de-sacs and the presence of litter, sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian signals surrounding worksites were associated with higher proportions of participants taking at least one walking trip from work in the last month. Locating worksites in walkable environments and implementing worksite policies may favorably influence employee walking.

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    • Schwartz, Michael A
    • Aytur, Semra A
    • Evenson, Kelly R
    • Rodriguez, Daniel A
  • Publication Date: 2009-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01148097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 20 2010 5:59PM