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Table 2

Facilitators and barriers to walking as a form of exercise.

Walking facilitatorsWalking barriers

Familiar faces and neighborsVacant lots/houses (38%)
People walking, biking, or jogging Vegetation overgrowth (38%)
Smiling, friendly people
Quiet, peaceful surroundings Trash/litter (38%)
Meaningful buildings/statuesHistory of criminal victimization (38%)
ParksCriminal activity in neighborhood (28.5%)
Gardens, trees, and shadeBroken/overgrown sidewalks (24%)
Beauty/sceneryAfraid of loose dogs (28.5%)

Note. This table was based on data from the Gallagher et al. study [63].

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