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Lesley Steinman, Mark Doescher, David Levinger, Cynthia Perry, Louise Carter, Amy Eyler, Semra Aytur, Angie L.I. Cradock, Kelly R. Evenson, Katie Heinrich, Jacqueline Kerr, Jill Litt, Yucel Severcan, and Carolyn Voorhees

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Recent research demonstrates the importance of targeting the built environment to support individual physical activity, particularly for people experiencing health disparities. Master plans to promote biking and/or pedestrians (BPMPs) are a potential method for environmental change. This descriptive study aims to provide a snapshot of plan attributes and better understand demographic, social and transportation characteristics of communities with BPMPs.

Methods:

We collected a census sample of BPMPs from 4 states. Population and commuting data were obtained from national statistics.

Results:

294 master plans were included, with most plans representing municipalities. 62% of plans targeted biking only, one-fifth targeted biking and walking, and 15% targeted walking only. The sampled locations have a similar demographic profile as the overall U.S. for median age and household income, people of color, high school education, and income inequality. The degree of racial diversity of sampled communities is slightly less than the U.S. average and the percentage of people who walk to work were slightly higher.

Conclusions:

Given that communities with master plans have a similar profile as the overall U.S., BPMPs could feasibly be spread to communities throughout the country. Further research is planned to describe BPMPs in detail toward informing future plan development.

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Nancy I. Williams and Alan L. Smith

“Fireside Chat” with senior leaders in the field. In line with the diversity of AKA member units, the presentations and resulting articles demonstrate the originality, adaptability, and creativity of a range of approaches to promote physical activity through kinesiology teaching and outreach. They highlight

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Justine J. Reel

the dedicated hands of Donald Marks, PsyD, for the last 4 years; I am pleased to receive the EIC baton from him and keep JCSP on its upward trajectory. To assist with this exciting transition, new members have been added to the editorial board to enhance diversity and expand our capacity to publish

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Carrie B. Scherzer and Justine J. Reel

losing sight of institutional history along with the importance of promoting diversity and inclusiveness in our profession. AASP has a strong tradition of being student-centered and has always carefully considered actions or policies that could negatively affect students. One of the gravest concerns

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Catherine Carty, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Stuart J.H. Biddle, Fiona Bull, Juana Willumsen, Lindsay Lee, Kaloyan Kamenov, and Karen Milton

due to indirectness. Furthermore, in recognition of the diversity across the population living with disability, the WHO Guidelines included ‘best practice statements’ to clearly direct individuals, and where relevant care givers, to tailor the recommendations to functional ability, health status, and

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George B. Cunningham, Erin Buzuvis, and Chris Mosier

terminology. Illustrative of the diversity of language used, Beemyn and Rankin ( 2011 ) collected data from over 1,200 transgender individuals. They asked the participants to list the term they preferred when describing their gender identity and expression, and 479 unique descriptors emerged. Examples include

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Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Erica M. Taylor, and T. Gilmour Reeve

to broader understandings in kinesiology. In addition, an understanding of philosophical and historical issues will help prepare the future professionals for the numerous ethical questions they will face on graduation. Coursework in the humanities helps students understand and appreciate diversity

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Elin Ekblom-Bak, Örjan Ekblom, Gunnar Andersson, Peter Wallin, and Björn Ekblom

those individuals who are not engaged in additional PA outside of school hours, as school PE classes are thought to present a diversity of activities for the child/adolescent to try and perform. PE class participation (in women) and, in a dose–response manner, increasing PA outside school hours increase

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David I. Anderson

the likes of Alexander and Feldenkrais and those who have followed their leads. Limiting the special issue to the current contributions does not do justice to the diversity of CAAME that currently exist. The origins of these approaches are ancient, although they proliferated in Western culture greatly

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Nicole McCarthy, Kirsty Hope, Rachel Sutherland, Elizabeth Campbell, Rebecca Hodder, Luke Wolfenden, and Nicole Nathan

school diversity? Br J Educ Stud . 1997 ; 45 ( 2 ): 174 . doi:10.1111/1467-8527.00044 10.1111/1467-8527.00044 26. Mitra D . Student voice in secondary schools: the possibility for deeper change . J Educ Admin . 2018 ; 56 ( 5 ): 473 – 487 . doi:10.1108/JEA-01-2018-0007 10.1108/JEA-01-2018-0007 27