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posted Jan 19, 2018

25 Communities Begin Projects to Promote Active Living

The goal of Active Living by Design is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living.

categories: Active Living
tags: healthcare

published Jan 1, 2008

A Descriptive Examination of the Most Frequently Used Activity Settings in 25 Community Parks

The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.

categories: Active Living
tags: benefits of trails, health

posted Aug 21, 2018

A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities

by Federal Highway Administration

This guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety. It includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian safety.

categories: Active Living
tags: walking, livable communities, urban trails, design

published Jul 14, 2016

Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation

by National Recreation and Park Association

A national study on Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation.

categories: Active Living
tags: active mobility and active transportation

published Jan 1, 2010

Active Transportation Beyond Urban Center

Growing evidence from across America documents the beneficial effects of walking and biking. A study on active transportation.

categories: Active Living
tags: walking

posted Jan 19, 2018

Bicycling and Walking to Healthy Communities

by Andy Clarke with League of American Bicyclists

People living in pedestrian friendly neighborhoods make four times as many walking and bicycling trips than people living in non-friendly neighborhoods!

categories: Active Living
tags: healthcare, bicycle, walking

posted Apr 3, 2018

Clear Creek Trail User Survey

Findings indicate that the placement of trails in areas where people can access them increases community physical activity levels.

categories: Active Living
tags: healthcare, user surveys

posted Aug 13, 2018

Constructing bicycle trails in conjunction with Interstate Highway construction projects

by American Trails Staff

Examples of bike trails and bike paths that have been built by state departments of transportation

categories: Active Living
tags: bicycle, urban trails, funding

posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.

categories: Active Living
tags: shared-use, counting trail users, trail overcrowding and impact

posted Oct 31, 2019

Engaging the Health Community

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.

categories: Active Living
tags: benefits of trails, health, healthcare, partnerships

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