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Table 3 Frequency distributions of select built environment features. Houston TRAIN Study, 2014

From: Foot-based audit of streets adjacent to new light rail stations in Houston, Texas: measurement of health-related characteristics of the built environment for physical activity research

FEATURES COUNT PERCENT
A. Land Use characteristics
Integration: Residential/Non-residential
 No Integration 425 (72.0)
 A little integration 115 (19.5)
 Some integration 34 (5.8)
 A lot of integration 11 (1.9)
 Missing data 5 (0.8)
Park
 None 565 (95.8)
 One-to-Two 25 (4.3)
Playground
 None 565 (95.8)
 One-to-Two 25 (4.3)
Abandoned building vacant lot
 None 329 (55.8)
 One 144 (24.4)
 Two 62 (10.5)
 Three-to-Four 45 (7.6)
 Five-to-Nine 11 (1.8)
B. Transportation characteristics
Alternative transportation visible
 No availability 138 (23.4)
 A little availability 375 (63.6)
 Some availability 76 (12.9)
 A lot of availability 1 (0.2)
Presence of sidewalks
 None 136 (23.1)
 One side of the street 93 (15.6)
 Both sides of the street 361 (61.2)
Presence of bus or other transit stops
 None 469 (79.5)
 Bus stop 90 (15.3)
 Other transit stop 11 (1.9)
 Multiple forms of transit 20 (3.4)
Presence of bus or other transit stops
 None 469 (79.5)
 Bus stop 90 (15.3)
 Other transit stop 11 (1.9)
 Multiple forms of transit 20 (3.4)
Traffic calming devices to reduce volume/speed
 None 115 (19.5)
 A little 415 (70.3)
 Some 56 (9.5)
 A lot 4 (0.7)
Crossing aids for pedestrians/bicyclists
 None 200 (33.9)
 A little 288 (48.8)
 Some 99 (16.8)
 A lot 3 (0.5)
C. Facilities characteristics
Availability of public/recreational facilities
 No availability 540 (91.5)
 A little availability 33 (5.6)
 Some availability 12 (2.0)
 A lot of availability 5 (0.8)
Availability of public/recreational equipment
 No availability 554 (93.9)
 A little availability 22 (3.7)
 Some availability 12 (2.0)
 A lot of availability 2 (0.3)
D. Aesthetics characteristics
 Comfort features
 No comfort features 102 (17.3)
 A few comfort features 448 (75.9)
 Some comfort features 34 (5.8)
 A lot of comfort features 6 (1.0)
Physical disorder visible
 No physical disorder 120 (20.3)
 A little physical disorder 297 (50.3)
 Some physical disorder 113 (19.2)
 A lot of physical disorder 60 (10.2)
E. Signage characteristics
“Share the road” sign
 None 567 (96.1)
 A Few (1–3) 22 (3.7)
 Some (4–6) 0 (0.0)
 A Lot (>7) 1 (0.2)
Other pedestrian or bicyclist friendly traffic sign
 None 275 (46.6)
 A Few (1–3) 292 (49.5)
 Some (4–6) 21 (3.6)
 A Lot (7+) 2 (0.3)
F. Social environment
People visible in this segment
 None 140 (23.7)
 A Few (1–3) 261 (44.2)
 Some (4–6) 77 (13.1)
 A Lot (7+) 112 (19.0)
Teenagers or adults engaging in active behaviors
 None 214 (36.3)
 A Few (1–3) 241 (40.8)
 Some (4–6) 62 (10.5)
 A Lot (7+) 73 (12.4)
  1. Abbreviations: TRAIN Travel Related Activity in Neighborhoods
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