Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
June 18, 2006 | Program Results Report
The National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland worked in three diverse Maryland communities to assess the implementation and likely impact of new land use and zoning codes on the walking environment.
September 19, 2005 | Program Results Report
From December 2001 through October 2002, staff from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) collected and analyzed information on state statutes and policies that promote walking and biking for physical activity.
April 7, 2003 | Program Results Report
The National Center for Bicycling & Walking developed and published a guidebook entitled Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design: A Guide for Public Health Practitioners.
May 13, 2002 | Program Results Report
Gateway Homes of Greater Richmond (Va.) constructed a three-mile hiking and biking trail on its 30-acre campus and purchased eight mountain bicycles, bicycle helmets, water bottles and first-aid kits.
October 1, 2002 | Program Results Report
Earth Force in Alexandria, Va. held two Youth Bike Summits in 1999 and 2000 in Washington, D.C., as part of its Get Out Spoke'N! campaign to make America more bike-friendly.
November 1, 1996 | Program Results Report
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."
August 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale for Youth (NEWS-Y) will help researchers determine what neighborhood characteristics encourage physical activity among children and adolescents. This study implemented NEWS-Y among a group of parents and adolescents in Cincinnati, Boston, and San Diego.
August 1, 2008 | Journal Article
This study reveals links between built environment, the likelihood of certain populations to walk in their neighborhoods, and overweight outcomes.
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.