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Active Living Research: The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools

The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools assess the physical environment features and amenities, town characteristics, community programs, and policies that can affect physical activity among residents in rural communities. This tool is suitable for both practitioners and researchers. The tools include a RALA Codebook that provides users with a practical and simple guide for implementing the tool in rural communities across the U.S.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,
Tags:assessment, assessment tool, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, data collection, planning
Telephone:858-822-6448
Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Creating Walkable + Bikeable Communities: A user guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans

This guidebook is intended to serve as a guide for planners, engineers and elected officials who will be producing a new or updated bicycle and/or pedestrian master plan. Data for this guide was developed from literature review, case study interviews, and input from staff at Alta Planning + Design.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:master plan, transportation master plan, pedestrian master plan, bicycle master plan, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, active transportation, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, planning
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Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Innovation in Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts White Paper

This paper outlines the challenges that many communities face with conventional pen and paper count programs. It then identifies many new technologies that can automate, simplify, and expedite the collection of bicycle and pedestrian data.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,
Tags:assessment, assessment tool, active transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, data collection
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Link:webpage

Bureau of Economic Analysis: Regional Economic Accounts

The BEA offers statistics about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for states and metropolitan areas; personal Income for states, counties, and metropolitan areas; employment, compensation, wage and salary disbursements; current taxes; farm income and expenses; per capita personal income statistics.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source
Subtopic:socio-economic & other data, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:data & analysis, statistics, economic data
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Link:webpage

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is a politically objective supplier of trusted and statistically sound baseline, contextual, and trend information used to shape transportation policy, investments, and research across the U.S. and abroad. One is able to access both national and state transportation-related statistcal data through BTS.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source
Subtopic:transportation, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:data & analysis, transportation data, information, statistics
Telephone:800-853-1351
Link:webpage

U.S. Census Bureau: The American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) collects and provides data every year to help communities plan investments and services. It provides general demographic data, information about how people commute to work, general education levels, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:employment & workforce, assessment & evaluation, data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, housing & real estate, planning, transportation, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:census, assessment, data & analysis, data collection, statistics, socio-economic data, financing, education, economic data, planning, transportation, transportation data, demographics
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Link:webpage

U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder; Housing, Economic and Geographical Data

The American Fact Finder is similar to the Census site, but with more detailed analytical charts, graphs, and data sets. It provides comparative analysis of people, industry, and geographies; you can also compare this information to past census statistics.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:employment & workforce, assessment & evaluation, data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, housing & real estate, planning, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:census, assessment, data & analysis, data collection, statistics, socio-economic data, demographics
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Link:webpage

Census Scope: An Online Tool for Investigating U.S. Demographic Trends

Censusscope.org allows the user to search national, census-based demographic maps. Categories include population change, poverty, home ownership, racial variations, segregation, aging communities, dominant generations, etc. The site also provides print-friendly charts and trends for these statistics.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source
Subtopic:socio-economic & other data, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:data & analysis, information, statistics, census, map, demographic data, demographics
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Link:webpage

Center for Disease Control: National Center for Health Statistics

The National Center for Health Statistics provides a complete source of information about America's health. The CDC compiles statistical information to guide health related programs and policies around the county.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health data, information, data & analysis, statistics, health
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Link:webpage

City-Data

City-Data collects and analyzes data from a variety of government and private sources, and then create detailed, informative profiles for every city in the United States. Specific tools include: compare two cities, advances U.S. city search, ideal meeting place, travel time maps, and trip gasoline usage calculators.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source
Subtopic:socio-economic & other data, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:data & analysis, statistics, community profile, city comparison
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Link:webpage