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Besser, L., N. McDonald, Y. Song, W.A. Kukull, D.A. Rodriguez. In Press. Neighborhood Environment and Cognition in Older Adults: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2017. Trends in Automobile Travel, Motor Vehicle Fatalities, and Physical Activity, 2003-2015. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 52(5): 598-605. [Request Article]

Garikapati, V., R. Pendyala, E. Morris, P. Mokhtarian, N. McDonald.2016. Activity Patterns, Time Use, and Travel of Millennials: A Generation in Transition? Transport Reviews 35(5). [Request Article]

Wolfe, M., N. McDonald. 2016. Association Between Neighborhood Social Environment and Children’s Independent Mobility. Journal of Physical Activity & Health 13(9): 970-979.

McDonald, N., R. Steiner, M. Palmer, A. Bullock, V. Sisiopiku, B. Lytle. 2016. Costs of School Transportation: Quantifying the Fiscal Impacts of Encouraging Walking and Bicycling for School Travel. Transportation. [Request Article]

McDonald, N., L. Merlin, H. Hu, J. Shih, D. Cohen, K. Evenson, T. McKenzie, D. Rodriguez. 2016. Longitudinal Analysis of Adolescent Girls’ Activity Patterns: Understanding the Influence of the Transition to Licensure. Journal of Transportation and Land Use 9(2).  [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2015. Are Millennials Really the ‘Go Nowhere’ Generation? Journal of the American Planning Association 81(2): 90-103. [Request Article]

McDonald, N., A. McGrane, E. Rodgman, R. Steiner, W. Palmer, B. Lytle. 2015. Assessing Multimodal School Travel Safety in North Carolina. Accident Analysis & Prevention 74: 126-132.  [Request Article]

McDonald, N., R. Steiner, C. Lee, T. Rhoulac Smith, X. Zhu, Y. Yang. 2014. Impact of the Safe Routes to School Program on Walking and Bicycling. Journal of the American Planning Association 80(2): 153-167. [Request Article]

McDonald, N., D. Salvesen, R. Kuhlman, T. Combs. 2014. The Impact of Changes in State Minimum Acreage Policies on School Siting Practices.  Journal of Planning Education and Research 34(2): 169-179. [Request Article]

McDonald, N., P. Barth, R. Steiner. 2013. Assessing the Distribution of Safe Routes to School Program Funds, 2005-2012. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 45(4): 401-406. [Request Article]

McDonald, N., Y. Yang, S. Abbott, A. Bullock. 2013. Impact of the Safe routes to School Program on Walking and Biking: Eugene, Oregon Study. Transport Policy 29: 243-248. [Request Article]

Sisiopiku, V., Ramadan, O. and McDonald, N. 2013. Development of a Cost Breakdown Structure for Quantifying School Transportation Costs for Various Modes. European International Journal of Science and Technology 2(6):235-250.

McDonald, N. 2012. Is There a Gender Gap in School Travel? An Examination of U.S. Children and Adolescents. Journal of Transport Geography 20: 80-86. [Request Article]

McDonald, N., A. Brown, L. Marchetti, and M. Pedroso. 2011. U.S. School Travel 2009: An Assessment of Trends. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 41(2): 146-151. [Request Article]

McDonald, N., A. Dwelley, T. Combs, K. Evenson, and R. Winters II. 2011. Reliability and Validity of the Safe Routes to School Parent and Student Surveys. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 8(56). [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2010. School Siting: Contested Visions of the Community School. Journal of the American Planning Association 76(2): 184-198[Request Article]

Marshall, J., R Wilson, Katie Meyer, S. Rajangam, N. McDonald, and E. Wilson. 2010. Vehicle Emissions during Children’s School Commuting: Impacts of Education Policy. Environmental Science & Technology. [Request Article]

McDonald, N., E. Deakin, and A. Aalborg. 2010. Influence of the Social Environment on Children’s School Travel. Preventive Medicine 50(S1): 65-68. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. and M. Trowbridge. 2009. Does the Built Environment Affect When American Teens Become Drivers? Evidence from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey. Journal of Safety Research 40(3): 177-183. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. and A. Aalborg. 2009. Why Parents Drive Children to School: Implications for Safe Routes to School Programs. Journal of the American Planning Association 75(3): 331-342. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2008. Household Interactions and Children’s School Travel: The Effect of Parental Work Patterns on Walking and Biking to School. Journal of Transport Geography 16: 324-331. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2008. The Effect of Objectively Measured Crime on Walking in Minority Adults. American Journal of Health Promotion 22(6): 433-436. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2008. Critical Factors for Active Transportation to School Among Low-Income and Minority Students: Evidence from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 34(4): 341-344. [Request Article]

Trowbridge, M. and N. McDonald. 2008. Urban Sprawl and Miles Driven Daily by Teenagers in the United States. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 34(3): 202-206. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2008. Children’s Mode Choice for the School Trip: The Role of Distance and School Location in Walking to School. Transportation 35(1):23-35. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. and M. Howlett. 2007. Pupil Transportation Funding: A Framework for Analysis. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2009: 98-103. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2007. Active Transportation to School: Trends Among U.S. Schoolchildren, 1969-2001. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 32(6):509-516. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2007. Travel and the social environment: Evidence from Alameda County, California. Transportation Research D 12: 53-63. [Request Article]

McDonald, N. 2006. An Exploratory Analysis of Children’s Travel Patterns. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 1977: 1-7[Request Article]

McDonald, N., S. Librera, and E. Deakin. 2004. Free Transit for Low-Income Youth: Experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 1887: 153-160. [Request Article]

McDonald, N., C. Porter, and R. Gorham. 2003. Availability of Travel Forecasting Methods and Data for Air Quality Planning in Developing Countries. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 1859: 110-116.

McDonald, N. and R. Noland. 2001. Simulated Travel Impacts of High-Occupancy Vehicle Lane Conversion Alternatives.Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 1765: 1-7. [Request Article]