Table 2

MAPS section descriptions
Microscale section Description
Route •Approximately ¼ mile from a participant’s home toward a predetermined destination.
•Included components of land use and destinations, streetscape, aesthetics and social environment
•Consisted of varying numbers of segments and crossings within the ¼ mile.
Segment •A section of a street between two crossings.
•If street name changed, a new segment started.
•There were up to 8 segments per route.
Crossing •A crossing occurred when the rater went through an intersection, whether a pedestrian crossing existed or not.
•There were up to five crossings per route.
Cul-de-sac •A cul-de-sac or dead-end street had to be within 400 feet of a participant’s home.
•The cul-de-sac was usually (but not always) the dead-end part of the participant’s street.
•There were up to two cul-de-sacs per route.

Millstein et al.

Millstein et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:403   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-403

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