The ALR 2015 conference will be held February 22 - 25, 2015 at the Paradise Point Hotel in San Diego, CA.
Neighborhood Environment Walkability Survey (NEWS) & Neighborhood Environment Walkability Survey – Abbreviated (NEWS-A)
NEWS is a 98-question instrument that assesses the perception of neighborhood design features related to physical activity, including residential density, land use mix (including both indices of proximity and accessibility), street connectivity, infrastructure for walking/cycling, neighborhood aesthetics, traffic and crime safety, and neighborhood satisfaction. Included is NEWS-A, the abbreviated version of the NEWS instrument which offers a shorter questionnaire. The abbreviated version of the NEWS instrument was derived based on multi-level factor analysis performed on the original NEWS instrument using a sub-sample of participants in the Neighborhood Quality of Life Study.