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multimedia What is Traffic Calming?, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
This image-rich PowerPoint presentation gives a short history of the pedestrian in transportation planning, and illustrates different traffic calming strategies used in various communities. ... more >>
document Healthy Schools for Healthy Kids, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This report details research regarding the state of schools, current active living policies and programs, and ways to improve the health of all students. ... more >>
document An Easy to Compute Index for Identifying Built Environments That Support Walking, The Planning and Physical Activity Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Maryland at College Park
This paper builds on prior practical and research applications of ... environmental scores or indices by proposing and testing a built environment index (BEI) calculated at the traffic analysis zone and that relies predominantly on widely available data. ... more >>
document National Survey on Active Transportation, Go for Green
The major objective of the 1998 National Survey on Active Transportation is to establish a baseline of participation in active transportation (walking and cycling) among adults and school aged children in Canada. ... more >>
web Walk To School Day, Partnership for a Walkable America, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The idea is to walk to school with a purpose -- to promote health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment. You can plan a day-long event or a year-long event! Find out which cities are already planning to participate and register your own event online. ... more >>
document New Community Design to the Rescue, National Governor's Association
This paper discusses the merits of New Community Design (NCD) and the ability of NCD to end sprawl and improve community health. ... more >>
document Rails with Trails in Canada, Trails Canada
This article outlines some of the potential benefits of rails with trails, concerns, design elements to be considered, and highlights of existing Canadian examples. ... more >>
document Remarks of Martin E. Robbins: Moving Transportation in the Right Direction, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University
These are the remarks of Martin E. Robins, Director of the Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute from his talk entitled "Moving Transportation in the Right Direction." ... more >>
document Historic Neighborhood Schools in the Age of Sprawl: Why Johnny Can't Walk to School, National Trust for Historic Preservation
This report examines public policies that affect the neighborhoods in which schools function and the ability of communities to save still serviceable, landmark schools. ... more >>
document Walking, Cycling, and Obesity Rates in Europe, North America, and Australia, Journal of Physical Activity and Health
This study was designed to examine the relationship between active transportation and obesity rates in different countries. ... more >>