Category Archives: Safety

Neighborhood Aesthetics, Safety and Active Transport

As you’d expect in a city like NYC, many people walk or bike to get around.  This active transportation can be an important component of physical activity, particularly in neighborhoods that make active transportation an attractive and safe option. Our … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Attractiveness and Safety

In a new paper just published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, our group examines neighborhood attractiveness and safety as predictors of adult BMI.  Attractiveness indicators, including sidewalk cafés, landmark buildings, and street trees were linked to slightly lower … Continue reading

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