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 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.
February 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Neighborhood street amenities such as sidewalk cafés, as well as fewer safety hazards may be associated with walking or active transportation.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Low-income urban neighborhoods are less conducive to walking than other neighborhoods, even if they have comparable population densities, street layouts, and mixed-land use, according to this study of census data and direct observation of neighborhoods in New York City.
September 7, 2011 | Story
Winning Strategies in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity.
December 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article discusses the work of the Healthy Communities Initiative in Buffalo, New York. The Healthy Communities Initiative is a community partnership to promote active living in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the two neighboring communities, Fruit Belt and Allentown.
February 22, 2010 | Story
Samina Raja's active living research includes a National Institutes of Health grant to study how well an effort to increase physical activity in youth works among children living in areas with high access and in areas with low access to parks.