Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
August 17, 2007 | Program Results Report
The California Center for Physical Activity helped three communities promote safe and accessible neighborhood walking routes for seniors.
January 31, 2006 | Program Results Report
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.
August 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale for Youth (NEWS-Y) will help researchers determine what neighborhood characteristics encourage physical activity among children and adolescents. This study implemented NEWS-Y among a group of parents and adolescents in Cincinnati, Boston, and San Diego.
March 3, 2004 | Program Results Report
The East Coast Greenway Alliance created a logo and trail signs to promote the use of the East Cost Greenway, a 2,600-mile urban walking and biking trail that will link cities and towns from Maine to Florida.
November 14, 2004 | Program Results Report
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.
October 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Improving neighborhood environments to make them more pleasant are likely to increse active travel to and from school.
June 9, 2014 | Story
David R. Ragland, PhD, MPH, director of a transportation center at the University of California, Berkeley, studied the long-term impact of California’s Safe Routes to Schools program, which funds projects to make walking and biking to school safer.
February 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Attitudes and perceptions about the environment are discussed in this comprehensive study assessing modifiable elements and environmental features beyond the actual distance to school.
November 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This article explores the importance of design in our communities, our cultures, and our cities for the health and well-being of our nation moving into the future.
February 17, 2012 | Program Results Report
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.