There’s been a flurry of new research emerging about transportation infrastructure / community design and how that impacts health. The four studies below may be of interest:

 

 

A Model of Community Pediatrics: Improving Access to Safe Play Environments. Hodges NL, Smith GA. Pediatrics 2013; ePub(ePub): ePub. http://goo.gl/fV5lg

 

 

Effect of bike lane infrastructure improvements on ridership in one New Orleans neighborhood. Parker KM, Rice J, Gustat J, Ruley J, Spriggs A, Johnson C. Ann. Behav. Med. 2013; ePub(ePub): ePub. http://goo.gl/PMOCl

 

 

Impact evaluation of a public bicycle share program on cycling: a case example of BIXI in Montreal, Quebec. Fuller D, Gauvin L, Kestens Y, Daniel M, Fournier M, Morency P, Drouin L. Am. J. Public Health 2013; ePub(ePub): ePub. http://goo.gl/S68RJ

 

 

Walking associated with public transit: moving toward increased physical activity in the United States. Freeland AL, Banerjee SN, Dannenberg AL, Wendel AM. Am. J. Public Health 2013; ePub(ePub): ePub. http://goo.gl/kT6d7