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What can communities do to encourage walking?

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from GreenHeritageNews.com

Posted June 27, 2010
by Carol Forsloff

How can a community get people to walk more?    When folks are looking for alternative energy, what about using one’s feet?  A new study demonstrates what is necessary to encourage people to walk.

A research study by Marianne Clark of the Faculty of Physical Education and Research at the University of Alberta decided to look at what influences people’s decisions to walk more and examines the question if people know walking is healthy, if building good neighborhoods for walking will get them to walk more. […]

According to developers, it’s up to the individual whether they choose to walk or not, regardless of the design of the neighbourhood, but they also acknowledged that our social norms and customs are very entrenched in car culture.”

read the entire article here: http://greenheritagenews.com/entries/social—lifestyle-issues/what-can-communities-do-to-encourage-walking-

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Written by demon53

June 27, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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