Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
November 1, 1996 | Program Result
The National Black Women's Health Project, a self-help and advocacy organization committed to improving the health of African-American women, enhanced an existing 1991 demonstration project, "Walking for Wellness."
December 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the work of the Somerville Active Living by Design Partnership. The authors report on the partnership between Active Living by Design and community organizations and assess the key successes and challenges of the project.
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.
November 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Activities promoting Active Living by Design (ALbD) were implemented at a public elementary school in Chicago over five years. Students enrolled continuously from Grade 1 through Grade 4 had a significantly lower BMI compared with students who had transferred to the school after Grade 1.
June 1, 2005 | Program Result
Friends of the Community Path, a Somerville, Mass., citizens' group, helped raise funds to design a new 2.5-mile extension of a bicycle and pedestrian pathway that, when completed, will connect a popular commuter bikeway to downtown Boston.
June 1, 2004 | Program Result
From January 2002 to October 2003, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created a new automated technology for counting stair users.