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document Active Transportation Policy Issues, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper provides background information on active transportation to facilitate discussion of national active transportation policy and legislation at the Active Transportation Roundtable. ... more >>
web League of American Bicyclists, League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclist's mission is "to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America." ... more >>
web The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity, US Department of Health and Human Services
Overweight and obesity have reached nationwide epidemic proportions. Both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and their associated health problems are important public health goals. ... more >>
web School Health Guidelines and Strategies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC has published a series of guidelines documents that identify the school health program strategies most likely to be effective in promoting healthy behaviors among young people. Based on extensive reviews of research literature, ... more >>
document The Economic Impact of Bicycling in Wisconsin, Governor's Bicycle Coordinating Council, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
This economic overview shows how Wisconsin's investments in bicycling generate significant returns in the form of public health and safety, economic development and job growth. ... more >>
web Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
National membership group for planners, engineers, advocates, academics working to improve conditions for bicycling and walking. ... more >>
document Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, Obesity, and Morbidity, American Journal of Health Promotion, Vol 18.1
This ecologic study reveals that urban form could be significantly associated with some forms of physical activity and some health outcomes. ... more >>
web Center for Livable Communities, Local Government Commission
The Center for Livable Communities helps local governments and community leaders be proactive in their land use and transportation planning, and adopt programs and policies that lead to more livable and resource- ... more >>
web Community Design and Transportation Policies, The Physician and Sports Medicine
This article discusses the benefits of and the challenges to promoting physical activity through urban design. ... more >>
document Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl, Smart Growth America, Surface Transportation Policy Project
This report presents the first national study to show a clear association between the type of place people live and their activity levels, weight, and health. ... more >>