Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 20th, 2003
"Some claim that car-dependent cities contribute to obesity by discouraging walking and bicycling. In this article, we use household activity data from the San Francisco region to study the links between urban environments and nonmotorized travel," scientists writing in the American Journal of Public Health report.
"We used factor analysis to represent the urban design and land-use diversity dimensions of built environments," stated Robert Cervero and Michael Duncan at the University of California-Berkeley in the United States. "Combining factor scores with control...
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