Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
September 19, 2005 | Program Results Report
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.
October 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Improving neighborhood environments to make them more pleasant are likely to increse active travel to and from school.
September 1, 2011 | Report
This report examines the many benefits and cost-savings Safe Routes to School programs offer.
March 1, 2009 | Report
The report explores the challenges and opportunities raised during the implementation of the federal Safe Routes to School program.
February 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
White Mountain Research Associates in Plainsboro, N.J., produced a preliminary evaluation report on the "Walk to School Day Program," a national initiative supporting a day for children to walk to school with parents and community leaders.
September 1, 2011 | Report, Evaluation
This brief provides select preliminary research results, preliminary analyses, and policy implications for the implementation of the national Safe Routes to School program in Texas.
October 10, 2013 | Program Results Report
The State Network Project brings together advocates, agencies, and others to ensure that states spend federal Safe Routes to School funds, and to advance state and local policies that promote physical activity, especially in low-income communities.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Teens are more likely to walk, bike or skateboard to school, if they live within two miles, according to this analysis of data from a California health survey, reported in a supplement to the Journal of Public Health Policy regarding the 2008 Active Living Research Conference.
February 28, 2009 | Book
Contrary to previous studies, the level of physical activity among kids varies more by age and gender than by ethnicity or socioeconomic status, according to a survey that reviewed previous literature and relied on accelerometer data of activity levels rather than self-reporting.
February 25, 2013 | Survey/Poll
This poll provides new insights into the epidemic of childhood obesity and the challenges families face between school and sleep.