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Urban Design-Policy and Zoning to Facilitate Physical Activity

Overview

Both community-wide and neighborhood-specific urban planning and policy development interventions are effective in increasing physical activity. Urban policy and zoning strategies for increasing physical activity include both community-scale urban planning and policy approaches and street-scale urban design that change the environment to make physical activity easier.Examples of community-scale urban planning and policy development strategies include zoning regulations, building codes, permitting policies, land use regulations, and growth and development standards. Street-scale urban planning and policy development strategies generally focus on particular neighborhoods. Common components of street-scale urban design include traffic control measures, noise reduction, crime prevention, litter reduction, safety enforcement (e.g., improved lighting or street crossing signals), and sidewalk continuity.

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