How the built environment influences biking and walking

  • November 2020
  • Journal Brief
  • Multiple

Bicycles locked on a rack

Active travel—biking and walking instead of driving—is important to both public health and the environment. This study sought to understand the collective influence of built environment features, such as distance to parks, land use, and transit accessibility, on active travel.

Download the two-page journal brief here: How the built environment influences biking and walking

This brief is adapted from the following peer-reviewed journal article: Tao, T., Wu, X., Cao, J., Fan, Y., Das, K. & Ramaswami, A. (2020). Exploring the Nonlinear Relationship Between the Built Environment and Active Travel in the Twin Cities, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 1-16.

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