The Built Environment Assessment tool

CDC, 2015

Tool

The Built Environment Assessment Tool (BE Tool) measures the core features and qualities of the built environment that affect health, especially walking, biking, and other types of physical activity.
The core features assessed in the BE Tool include:
Built environment infrastructure—such as road types, curb cuts and ramps, intersections and crosswalks, traffic control, and public transportation.
Walkability—for example, access to safe, attractive sidewalks and paths with inviting features.
Bikeability—such as the presence of bike lane or bike path features.
Recreational sites and structures.
Food environment—such as access to grocery stores, convenience stores, and farmers markets. The tool itself is Appendix D . See the links at the bottom of the page.

CHSC Priority Area(s):

Complete Streets

Setting:

Community

Area(s) of Expertise:

Active transportation Complete Streets Implementation

https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/built-environment-assessment/index.htm

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