Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Enhancing Walkability in Delhi for Pedestrians, 03/07/2019.

Several small experimental studies and cross-sectional observational studies have shown that exposure to the natural environment might protect against attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or moderate the symptoms of ADHD in children. The researchers aimed to assess whether exposure to the natural environme

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) approved a draft policy to enhance “walkability” in the national capital. The draft policy will now be placed in the public domain to invite suggestions and comments from stakeholders.

The mobility needs of people who walk and cycle – often the majority of citizens in a city – continue to be overlooked. Even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction.

The latest SUTP publication highlights the benefits of implementing Mobility Management at universities. It contributes to an increased and more sustainable mobility of students and employees in general but moreover it can also change the mindset of young leaders in the long term.

Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable disease, negatively impacting mental health and overall quality of life, according to this new study published in Lancet. Physical and mental health of more than 1.4 billion adults is at risk reveals the study that details the levels of insufficient physical activity in different countries and estimates global and regional trends

These guidelines have been developed as a menu of interventions to guide policy makers and local authorities in planning, designing and realizing NMT facilities. Their objective is to increase the capacity of engineers, designers, planners and others involved in urban construction to create safe, intermodal urban transport systems.

Societies face the challenge of keeping people active as they age. Walkable neighborhoods have been associated with physical activity, but more rigorous analytical approaches are needed. Researchers used longitudinal data from adult residents of Brisbane, Australia (40–65 years of age at baseline) to estimate effects of changes in neighborhood characteristics over a 6-y period on the likelihood of walking for transport.

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Physical inactivity is an important cause of noncommunicable diseases. Interventions can increase short-term physical activity (PA), but health benefits require maintenance. Few interventions have evaluated PA objectively beyond 12 months. We followed up two pedometer interventions with positive 12-month effects to examine objective PA levels at 3–4 years.

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Walkability is a crucial first step in creating sustainable transportation in an urban environment. Effectively understanding and measuring the complex ecology of walkability has proven challenging for many organizations and governments, given the various levels of policy-making and implementation involved.

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