NJ Walks and Bikes: Common Ground Conference Report

Voorhees Transportation Center

"On February 6, 2004, more than 170 invited leaders from the public sector, private industry, and nonprofit organizations gathered in New Brunswick for the first time in New Jersey to explore how community design can support healthy lifestyles, specifically through the advancement of walking and biking. The Common Ground Conference sought to illuminate the existing and potential roles of land use, health, transportation, education, and related disciplines in fostering more active lifestyles to counter the epidemic of obesity afflicting New Jersey and the rest of the nation. Leaders shared their knowledge, identified impediments as well as opportunities, and began to consider possible strategies to advance walking, biking, and Smart Growth development practices that can reverse the unhealthy trend toward greater auto dependence."

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Health, Promoting Walking and Bicycling, Plans and Policies

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