2010 Newsletters


NEWS YOU CAN USE: Free Webinar on Joint-Use Agreements; The National Bike Summit; Bike League 2020 Vision Strategic Plan

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: $1 Billion Allocated to Bike/Ped Projects in 2010; Complete Streets in the Nation’s Capital; White House Reportedly Green-Lights Transportation Bill; however…

RESEARCH NOTES: Walking and Cycling to Health: A Comparative Analysis of City, State, and International Data; Beyond Recreational Physical Activity: Examining Occupation and Household Activity, Transportation Activity, and Sedentary Behavior in Relation to Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk; Trends in Leisure-, Transport-, and Work-Related Physical Activity in Canada 1994-2005

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: New Resource: Safe Routes to School and Health: Understanding the Physical Activity Benefits of Walking and Bicycling to School; New BHFNC Website; State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010; National Action Guide

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: New Program Recognizes Walk Friendly Communities; Achieve (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change);Increasing Physical Activity through Community Design

SCHOOLS: NCSRTS Seeks Applications for $1,000 Grants; Video Games Help Schools Get Kids Moving, Exercising More; Inclusive Physical Education

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: 138th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition; 2010 International Sports Management Conference: Bridging Research and Practice; State Trail Administrators Annual Meeting; European Public Health Association (EUPHA) Annual Conference; Texas Obesity Research Center 2010 Conference; International Council on Active Aging Conference

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: Community Partnership Engagement Award- 2010


NEWS YOU CAN USE: October is International Walk to School Month; Healthy Aging® Month; Active Aging Week; Family Health and Fitness Day USA

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Senate Committee Approves Forward-Looking Livable Communities Act

RESEARCH NOTES: Analyzing the Time Frame for the Transition from Leisure-Cyclist to Commuter-Cyclist; Longitudinal Associations between Neighborhood-Level Street Network with Walking, Bicycling, and Jogging: The Cardia Study; Accelerometer Output and MET Values of Common Physical Activities; Using Google Earth to Conduct a Neighborhood Audit: Reliability of a Virtual Audit Instrument

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health; Active Parent Education Kit

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Bicycle City: A Place for Car-Free, Sustainable Living; 2010 Fall Bicycle Friendly Communities Announced; Cities Can Help Promote the Outdoors

SCHOOLS: Safe Routes Coaching Action Network Seminar: Looking Both Ways: Helping Parents and Educators Support Safe Walking and Bicycling

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: PE4Life Resource Conference Play to W.I.N.; 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference; 138th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition; European Public Health Association (EUPHA) Annual Conference; Texas Obesity Research Center 2010 Conference



NEWS YOU CAN USE: League of American Bicyclists Seeking New Board Members; Proposals for TRB’s Annual Meeting; Safe Routes Coaching Action Network Seminar; Places to Play; Pro Walk/Pro Bike® Program Update

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: FY 2011 Appropriations Update; President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

RESEARCH NOTES: Assessing Physical Activity in Public Parks in Brazil Using Systematic Observation; The Longitudinal Influence of Home and Neighbourhood Environments on Children's Body Mass Index and Physical Activity over 5 Years: The Clan Study; Effect of Teammates on Changes in Physical Activity in a Statewide Campaign

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Health Benefits from Tai Chi and Qigong; Computer Fun Helps Improve Girls' Food Choices, Fitness; PBIC Publishes Nat'l Bicycling & Walking Study Update

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: PBIC Seeks Walk-Friendly Communities; Livable Communities Need Sustainable Solutions; Community Leaders’ Perspectives on Building Healthier Neighborhoods in Urban Settings

SCHOOLS: Call for 2010 James L. Oberstar Safe Routes to School Award Applications; 179 Schools Celebrated for Healthy Achievements

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: IDEA World Fitness Convention; Sports & Exercise Medicine Annual Conference; PE4Life Resource Conference Play to W.I.N; 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: Presentation at National Conference


NEWS YOU CAN USE: Early Registration for Pro-Walk/Pro Bike ends on Memorial Day; National Bike Month; Competition to Encourage Bicycling; National Great Outdoors Month; National Trails Day

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report to the President

RESEARCH NOTES: A Small Grants Program to Involve Communities in Research; The Role of Objective Neighborhood Features and Psychosocial Factors; Immigrant Generation and Physical Activity among Mexican, Chinese & Filipino Adults in the U.S.

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: National Physical Fitness and Sport Month Healthfinder Toolkit; Women’s Bicycle Survey; Green Exercise Improves Mood

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Colorado Becomes “Roll Model” with B-Bikes; New Review: Links Between Parks and Physical Activity; Maine Bicycling PSAs

SCHOOLS: Webinar: Ensuring Safe Routes to School Includes Children with Disabilities; Opening School Grounds to the Community after Hours

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); 2010 Built Environment Assessment Training Institute; World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education



NEWS YOU CAN USE: SRTS Mini-Grant Call for Applications; NRPA GIS Project; Grab Your Bike and Go with Google Maps; Spring into Health Month; Walk to Work Day; World Physical Activity Day

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Sustainability Grants for Regional Integrated Planning; Enhancing Livability for All Americans Act; First Lady Michelle Obama: Let’s Move”

RESEARCH NOTES: Using Computer Technology to Battle Heart Disease among Latinos; Communicating Prevention Messages to Policy Makers: The Role of Stories in Promoting Physical Activity; Promoting Sustainable Community Change in Support of Older Adult Physical Activity

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Impact of Parental Attitudes on Children’s Physical Activity; Benchmarking Report on Walking in the U.S; International Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Mobility Scan; Cool Pedestrian Environments; Pedestrian, Bicycle, Motorcycle Research Available

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Safe Routes Coaching Action Network Seminar: What Does it Take to Get Drivers to Yield? Engineering Measures That Work; Joint Use of Community Resources; “Be Active ’09” Conference

SCHOOLS: Schools Find Ways to Fit In Fitness; Run for Something Better School Awards Program; How Well are Parents Contributing to the Health of Their Children's Schools?; SRTS Local School Project Report Released

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting; 13th Annual Health & Fitness Summit; 3rd International Conference on Physical Activity and Health; 2010 PE4life Resource Conference

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: New Staff Member for Core Research Project; New Project in Spartanburg


NEWS YOU CAN USE: NHTSA Wants Your Opinion; USDOT Updates Transportation Planning Site; 2010 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards; APHA Physical Activity Special Interest Group

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: New Livability Initiative; MUTCD Final Rule; Federal Policy Updates

RESEARCH NOTES: Development of The Community Healthy Living Index; Combining GPS, GIS, and Accelerometry; Creating Built and Social Environments that Support Walking in a Public Housing Community

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: The Health and Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation; Complete Streets Resources; The Hidden Benefits of Exercise

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Operation TLC2: Making Communities Safe; Sidewalks Paved With Gold; Best Practices in Play Report; Safety in Numbers: Portland

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: 3rd Annual International Congress on Physical Activity and Health; 2010 Active Living Research Conference; National Bike Summit 2010; American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health and Fitness Summit And Exposition; American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: USC Prevention Research Canter Notes and the Physical Activity Listserv Subscriber Rolls Have Grown