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 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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2006 | Program Result
Connecticut Public Broadcasting developed, produced, distributed and promoted 21 half-hour episodes of America's Walking, a television series aimed at inspiring viewers to increase their daily activity and to create more walkable communities.
November 1, 2004 | Program Result
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center conducted a national effort to promote the benefits of walking and walkable communities, and to revitalize the Partnership for a Walkable America.
February 17, 2012 | Program Result
In Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, partnerships in 49 communities nationwide are changing local policies and revamping the physical environment to foster healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.
May 3, 2013 | Journal Article
This article tests a novel methodological approach to understand mixed use zoning (MUZ) ordinances and their impact on neighborhood walkability.
October 18, 2012 | Journal Article
This research and practice report identifies characteristics of state-level childhood obesity legislation that influences bill passage rates. Bills introduced by a bipartisan group of legislators were most likely to pass.
March 25, 2006 | Program Result
The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign is an awards program of the League of American Bicyclists (incorporated as the League of American Wheelmen) that recognizes municipalities that actively support bicycling.