Adlakha and his colleagues have researched neighborhood features that encourage walking, confirming many findings from earlier studies. They determined via telephone interviews, that “In home neighborhoods, seven . . . BE [built environment] features (availability of fruits and vegetables, presence of shops and stores, bike facilities, recreation facilities, crime rate, seeing others active, and interesting things) were associated with leisure PA [physical activity]. . . . diverse, attractive, and walkable neighborhoods around workplaces support walking, bicycling, and use of public transit.”
Deepti Adlakha, Aaron Hipp, Christine Marx, Lin Yang, Rachel Tabak, Elizabeth Dodson, and Ross Brownson. 2015. “Home and Workplace Built Environment Supports for Physical Activity.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 104-107.