Andy--you can post to the listserve. I am trying to encourage everyone
to use it and post to it. All you have to do is send the email to
"h+t--friends(a)chrispy.net".net". The only time things get block from
subscribed members is if it is a big file. Then it gets held and I have
to approve it.
On 1/21/2016 4:53 PM, Andrew Dannenberg wrote:
Ed – this went out several months ago on the Health & Transport
Listserve. Would you please post it again as a reminder?
The manuscript submission deadline is February 29, 2016. Thanks.
*Call For Papers: Special Issue of /Journal of Transport and
Health/: Walking and Walkability: A review of the evidence on health*
This special issue is documenting the health effects of walking
and walkable communities in a wide range of areas and exploring
the policy and environmental changes that can result in sustaining
these effects. Although the specific examples listed below are
mostly from the USA, submissions are sought from any country.
Manuscripts are requested in the following areas:
1. *Evaluation of or testing a new or unique program, policy, or
project that aims to increase the number of individuals walking
for recreation and/or transport.* This can include both projects
working to increase active transportation/modal shift and/or
efforts to improve population health through broad reaching
walking initiatives. We are looking for unique and innovative
approaches that are underpinned by a good theoretical basis.
Manuscripts will be considered whether they examine positive or
* Complete Streets – status of policies across US and
experiences with implementing such policies, recognizing that
implementing complete streets may be more complicated than
passing the policy. What has been the experience of
communities and states in the implementation? How have these
policies influenced resource allocation and participation in
* Walk Friendly Cities – status of program and impacts from
having that certification.
* Update on interactions between walking and use of transit
* Role of legislation and litigation in making communities more
walkable, including accommodations for persons with
disabilities as a means to improve walkability for all
* Examples of health institutions and medical care providers who
facilitate walking, such as Walk with a Doc
), Arkansas’s Medical Mile
and walking prescriptions
- what is the impact of such interventions on walking, and on
2. *Define and assess walk-friendly policies, provide evidence
that the policy or policies result in more pedestrian activity and
can be implemented in other places.*
* Comparison of walking facilities and policies by 50 states and
50 major cities using data from Benchmarking report
* Interaction of walk friendly and bike friendly policies –
where are they synergistic, where are they in conflict?
3. *Examine benefits or unintended consequences of walking and
walkability.* We would be interested in papers showing the
associations between walking and walkability with variables such
as physical health, behavioral health, cognitive ability,
environment, crime, safety, social cohesion, happiness and
well-being. Other possible associations might include economic,
productivity, resiliency, stress and vitality measures. Creative
and advanced measures of walkability are encouraged, especially
those that consider network connectivity and accessibility.
* International comparisons examining national well-being
measures and walking and walkability, based on individual
level data. These could include cross national comparisons or
from a single country.
*Submission method (Submission via EES)*
All papers should be submitted via the Journal of Transport and
Health online system <http://ees.elsevier.com/jth/>. While
submitting a paper to the special issue, please choose the article
type “SI: Walking & walkability” otherwise your submission will be
handled as a regular manuscript. All submissions will go through
the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for
acceptance include originality, contribution, and scientific
merit, as well as being within scope. For author guidelines,
please visit the website of the journal at
Submission is now open. *_The deadline for submission is Monday
February 29th, 2016. _*
The deadline for resubmission of revised manuscripts will be July
Final decisions will be made by November 2016.
All manuscripts will be published online (as e-prints) as soon as
they receive final acceptance and have been processed for
publication, prior to being collated in the special issue.
Publication of the Special Issue is planned for early 2017.
*Guest Editor contact information: *
Kate Kraft, kkraft(a)americawalks.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tracy Hadden Loh “tracy(a)railstotrails.org
Andrew Dannenberg “adannenberg2(a)gmail.com