Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
October 22, 2010 | Program Result
Researchers from the University of California, Davis, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences analyzed spending of federal funds for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure across metropolitan regions nationwide and conducted case studies.
October 2, 2008 | Program Result
Researchers examined patterns of trail use, analyzed the relationship between use and physical characteristics, and created statistical models that can be used to better understand trail use in other states or communities.
June 1, 2006 | Program Result
The National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland worked in three diverse Maryland communities to assess the implementation and likely impact of new land use and zoning codes on the walking environment.
September 1, 2005 | Program Result
From December 2001 through October 2002, staff from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) collected and analyzed information on state statutes and policies that promote walking and biking for physical activity.
April 1, 2003 | Program Result
The National Center for Bicycling & Walking developed and published a guidebook entitled Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design: A Guide for Public Health Practitioners.
May 1, 2002 | Program Result
Gateway Homes of Greater Richmond (Va.) constructed a three-mile hiking and biking trail on its 30-acre campus and purchased eight mountain bicycles, bicycle helmets, water bottles and first-aid kits.
October 1, 2002 | Program Result
Earth Force in Alexandria, Va. held two Youth Bike Summits in 1999 and 2000 in Washington, D.C., as part of its Get Out Spoke'N! campaign to make America more bike-friendly.
June 1, 2007 | Program Result
From 2000 to 2005, staff at the Black Women's Health Imperative created and implemented an online version of a self-help fitness program for African-American women called Walking for Wellness.
November 1, 2007 | Program Result
The League of American Bicyclists organized a national meeting, conducted a training session and produced a video to influence the scope, uptake and effectiveness of the national Safe Routes to School Program.
November 1, 1996 | Program Result
The National Black Women's Health Project, a self-help and advocacy organization committed to improving the health of African-American women, enhanced an existing 1991 demonstration project, "Walking for Wellness."