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The purpose of this study was to examine walkability at Wright State University (WSU), Dayton Ohio using the Postsecondary Education Campus Walkability/Bikeability Semantic-Differential Assessment Instrument. Safety, path quality, and path temperature comfort were the categories of criteria assessed. A total of 66 path segments were assessed on main campus, 50 were assessed during the day and 16 were assessed during the night. The average walkability score was 84.9% for day assessed segments and 82.1% for night assessed segments. Path segments received an overall average grade of B. The findings in this study suggest that the WSU campus is a walkable campus. From this study, it can be concluded that there are many physical features of a built environment conducive to walking at WSU. Several of those features are wide sidewalks of at least five feet and away from the roads, a pleasant environment, and shade.

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