Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
March 9, 2012 | New Public Health Post
Got five minutes? Spend it viewing a recent video on walkability from Dan Burden, a reigning expert, who took NewPublic Health on a walkability audit of San Diego during the recent New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. Burden is executive direct ...
February 6, 2012 | New Public Health Post
In his presentation, Burden shows photos of places that make you want to stay inside your house (or get in a car) rather than walk anywhere—deteriorating or no sidewalks, dangerous intersections built for cars that leave scarcely enough time for a h ...
February 2, 2012 | New Public Health Post
Town and city streets are an important part of the livability of communities, says Barbara McCann, Executive Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition and a presenter and moderator at this week’s New Partners for Smart Growth conference in ...
April 11, 2010 | Program Result
A research team led by Kim Reynolds, PhD, of Claremont Graduate University, studied the relationship between the characteristics of urban trails and their adjacent neighborhoods and people's use of those trails for physical activity.
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.
November 22, 2011 | Story
Walking or biking to and from school is a great way to ensure daily physical activity for children and to help prevent obesity.
September 30, 2011 | New Public Health Post
Add New York to the growing list of cities with bike-share programs, which let people borrow bicycles from central locations, usually at very low cost per ride. The Big Apple’s bike sharing program should begin next summer and New Yorkers were invit ...
June 2, 2011 | New Public Health Post
It’s a couch potato’s dream. In New York City, residents are getting exercise without even realizing it. The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently released a report, “Health Benefits of Active Transportation in New York City,” that ...
December 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This study demonstrates that active transportation (walking or bicycling for transportation) is associated with favorable cardiovascular disease risk factor profiles. In an effort to improve health outcomes among U.S. adults, promoting and permitting active transportation may prove beneficial.
April 1, 2007 | Issue Brief
This synthesis examines the evidence on the built environment–proximity to destinations, sidewalks, aesthetics, access to parks and open spaces, and the walkability of the community–and the relationship to increased physical activity.