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Public Health, Planning, & Transportation Consultant, Tufts University
Mark Fenton is a nationally recognized public health, planning, and transportation consultant, adjunct associate professor at Tufts University, former host of “America’s Walking” on PBS television, and author of The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness. He has led training and planning processes for pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly designs in communities across the US, Canada, and Australia. He studied engineering at the Massachusetts Institute Technology and biomechanics at the US Olympic Training Center, was manager of the Human Performance Laboratory at Reebok, and has published articles and books related to exercise science, physical activity promotion, and community interventions. In 2022 Mark served on the Science Board of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition for an update to the National Physical Activity Guidelines. He also tries to practice what he preaches, serving on his community’s planning board and walking or cycling for as many routine trips as possible. Mark is also the author of The Complete Guide to Walking.