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 2, 2008 | Program Results Report
Researchers at Cornell University College of Human Ecology examined walking patterns of women moving into neighborhoods designed following new urbanism principles and women moving into traditional suburban neighborhoods.
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.
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.