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 1, 2004 | Program Result
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.
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.
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.
April 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This study used GPS and accelerometers, physical activity monitoring equipment, to track physical activity around home and work locations. There is evidence that certain neighborhood characteristics, including land-use mix and population density, influence physical activity among residents.