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Assignment 6 This research article Before and After a New Light Rail Stop by Barbara B. Brown and Carol M. Werner, attitudes, behavior, and obesity levels are observed amongst residents in an area where a new light rail stop is added. The central theme of this article explores that fact that an added light rail station in a town that previously never had one, leads to an overall positive impact on the citizens of that particular community. The experiment was conducted in a Salt Lake City, Utah mixed-use neighborhood. Fifty-one residents were classified into three groups – nonriders, new riders, and continuing riders. All participants wore accelerometers to gage the distance they walked and amount of exercise on a daily routine, and answered survey questions before and after the rail stop was opened. Prior to completion of the experiment, it was observed that obesity was much higher among nonriders (65%) than new riders (26%) and continuing riders (15%) (Brown, Werner 2009). Consequently, it was discovered that continuing riders
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