Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
November 25, 2013 | New Public Health Post
NewPublicHealth spoke with Wendy Landman, executive director of WalkBoston, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts.
June 25, 2013 | Culture of Health Post
You might not climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro this summer, but you can and should embrace new challenges.
May 8, 2013 | New Public Health Post
Municipal mixed-use zoning is a public health strategy to create more walkable neighborhoods by creating integrated, un-siloed access to daily activities. A recent study evaluated municipal zoning ordinances to see whether they improved walkability.
March 9, 2012 | New Public Health Post
Got five minutes? Spend it viewing a recent video on walkability from Dan Burden, a reigning expert, who took NewPublic Health on a walkability audit of San Diego during the recent New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. Burden is executive direct ...
February 6, 2012 | New Public Health Post
In his presentation, Burden shows photos of places that make you want to stay inside your house (or get in a car) rather than walk anywhere—deteriorating or no sidewalks, dangerous intersections built for cars that leave scarcely enough time for a h ...
February 2, 2012 | New Public Health Post
Town and city streets are an important part of the livability of communities, says Barbara McCann, Executive Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition and a presenter and moderator at this week’s New Partners for Smart Growth conference in ...
September 30, 2011 | New Public Health Post
Add New York to the growing list of cities with bike-share programs, which let people borrow bicycles from central locations, usually at very low cost per ride. The Big Apple’s bike sharing program should begin next summer and New Yorkers were invit ...
June 2, 2011 | New Public Health Post
It’s a couch potato’s dream. In New York City, residents are getting exercise without even realizing it. The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently released a report, “Health Benefits of Active Transportation in New York City,” that ...