10,000 Steps Rockhampton
10,000 Steps Rockhampton project consists of implementing and evaluating
a community-based, health promotion program that focuses on PA and
the social determinants of health. Funded by Queensland Health,
the project aims to create a sustainable model of community-based
PA promotion and includes several programs aimed at increasing PA
in the community.
Active Living by Design
Active Living By Design creates community-led change by working with local and national partners to build a culture of active living and healthy eating. Established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ALBD is part of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
This is the website for the PBS television series on walking. America's
Walking is a fitness, travel, and lifestyle series that offers information
and inspiration for those who want to start a daily walking habit
and live a more active life.
American Walks is a non-profit national coalition of local advocacy
groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. The website
contains information about membership and about their pedestrian
advocates honor awards as well as news, resources, and links.
Be Active North Carolina
Be Active North Carolina is a campaign that "encourages North Carolinians
to create the policies, opportunities, facilities, and motivation
to promote physical activity-and good health." The website includes
information about their campaign including programs, sponsors, and
grants as well as information about conferences and events.
Bikes Belong Coalition
Members of the American Bicycle Industry sponsor the Bikes Belong
Coalition. Their goal is putting more people on bikes more often
through the implementation of TEA-21. They seek to assist local
organizations, agencies, and citizens in developing bicycle facilities
projects that will be funded by TEA-21, the Transportation Equity
Act for the 21st Century.
Health Promotion Branch
Within the state of North Carolina, the Health Promotion Branch's
goal is to build healthy communities, promote healthy living and
reduce risk of disease, with particular focus on physical activity
and healthy diets.
International Bicycle Fund
The International Bicycle Fund's objective is to "create a sustainable,
people-friendly environment by creating opportunities of the highest
practicable quality for bicycle transportation." The Fund's website
includes a wide variety of bicycle-related resources, including
sections on programs encouraging bicycle riding, like Bike to Work
Day, a section on affecting the political process, and sections
on how bicycling affects economic development.
League of American Bicyclists
League of American Bicyclists works through advocacy and education
to promote a bicycle-friendly America. Their website contains a
bicycle advocacy and education center, a media center, information
about league events and joining the league, and links.
National Center for Bicycling and Walking
This site is an information center for bicycle and pedestrian advocates,
practitioners, public officials and interested citizens. Focusing
on issues of public health, this site also provides information
on physical activity promotion, chronic disease prevention and environmental
health, including transportation, land use, public safety and injury
prevention. The organization aims to create more bicycle-friendly
and walkable communities.
Online TDM Encyclopedia
This site is produced by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute
to increase the understanding and implementation of TDM. TDM, Transportation
Demand Management, is a general term used for strategies that result
in more efficient use of transportation resources. The site includes
chapters on livable strategies, health improvements, bicycle improvements,
and pedestrian improvements and health and fitness.
Partnership for a Walkable America
This site is maintained by the non-profit National Safety Council,
which is one of many members of the Partnership. The site includes
information on "Walk Our Children to School Day," as well as the
"Walkable America Checklist." The checklist is an interactive quiz,
which allows you to rate the walkability of a community. It also
includes recommendations on how to improve your community's score.
Paths for All Partnership and The Paths to Health Project
The Paths for All Partnership is an initiative that aims to create
a network of paths in Scotland for walkers, cyclists, and horse
riders. The Partnership's website contains information about the
benefits of paths as well as related links, publications, and available
path-building grants. The Paths to Health Project, created by Paths
for All Partnership, supports the development of local Paths to
Health Schemes to increase walking for health.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is funded by the USDOT
and CDC and is useful for anyone interested in pedestrian and bicycle
issues. It offers information about health and safety, engineering,
advocacy, education, enforcement, and access and mobility.
Perils For Pedestrians
Perils For Pedestrians is a monthly television series that appears
on public access cable stations across the US and that promotes
awareness of issues affecting the safety of people who walk. Stations
that carry the series can be found on the website, as can information
about pedestrian safety.
Physical Education Resources Page
Sponsored by Yext Gyms, this is a helpful list of resources (ideas, lesson plans, activities, games) for teachers and coaches of school-aged children designed to promote physical activity. It also includes professional information, instructional resources and workshops, and more.
Physical Fitness of Cities: Vision and Ethics in City Building
This website describes the cultural program that was held in conjunction
with the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympic Games of 2002.
The program focused on state-of-the-art practice in city building
from cities throughout the world.
Rails to Trails Conservancy
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to enriching America's communities and countryside by creating a
nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting
corridors. Their website includes information on projects, programs
and campaigns that are currently underway.
The Sierra Club web site includes information about livable communities
and solutions to urban sprawl. Their mission includes "exploring,
enjoying and protecting the wild places of the earth, practicing
and promoting the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and
resources, while educating and enlisting humanity to protect and
restore the quality of the natural and human environment". This
site also offers information on ways to "take action", "get outdoors"
or "join or give".
This website serves as a 'roadmap' for states and communities that
have recognized the need for smart growth, but are unclear in how
to achieve it.
The Sprawl Watch website provides information and updates on the
best land use practices, including limiting unnecessary land consumption,
auto dependence, fragmented open space, repetitive one story commercial
buildings surrounded by acres of parking and lack of public spaces
and community center. An extensive list of reports and resources
is included, as well as newsletters, current news, and upcoming
Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP)
The goal of this project is "to ensure that transportation and policy
investments help conserve energy, protect environmental and aesthetic
quality, strengthen the economy, promote social equity, and make
communities more livable." Along with other information, the website
contains Stats for Your State, Transportation Decoders, Reports,
Issue Areas, and a Library.
Sustainable Communities Network
The Sustainable Communities Network addresses a broad range of issues,
including: Living Sustainably, Creating Community, Growing a Sustainable
Economy, Protecting Natural Resources, Promoting Health, Smart Growth,
and How to Govern a Community. The Network's web site was developed
to increase the visibility of what has worked for communities, and
to promote a lively exchange of information to help create community
sustainability in both urban and rural areas. The site includes
program case studies, documents for download, descriptions of projects
and tools for working with communities.
Trails and Greenways Bibliography
The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism website
contains a searchable bibliography of over 900 SC trails and greenways
Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse
This web site, under the efforts of the Conservation Fund and Rails
To Trails, is a "one stop source" for trail and greenway information
and technical assistance. Resources that can be found at this web
site include: fact sheets, studies or general information on advocacy,
fund-raising, design, management and other issues, and online exchanges
with other trail and greenway advocates.
Transportation Enhancement Act Reauthorization
This website provides updates on the hearing schedule, policy issues,
and other developments in the TEA21 Reauthorization process.
Transportation for Liveable Communities Network (TLCNET)
TLCNet, referred to now as the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF),
is a resource for people working to create more livable communities
by improving transportation. TLCNet serves those seeking to make
neighborhoods safer, quieter and more child-friendly through traffic
calming, bring new life to old commercial areas with public transit
improvements, or improve local mobility by retrofitting streets
for bicycling and walking. Its purpose is to foster the exchange
of ideas and information between people who care about these issues,
professionally and/or personally. Resources include topical listservs,
discussion groups, documents, and direct links to websites.
Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit organization
which works to conserve land to improve the health and quality of
life of American communities. The Trust works with community groups
and government agencies to create urban parks, build livable communities,
and conserve land for watershed protection, among other things.
The Trust's website lists national programs, local programs, and
up-dated research and news such issues.
The American Volkssport Association has a web site that is packed
with information about walking, including a directory of 1000 self-guided
walking and biking trails across the U.S. AVA encourages people
to meet friends, walk scenic trails and improve physical and mental
health with a natural, accessible, and low-stress activity. The
site includes AVA's network of 450 clubs, which organize more than
3000 events per year in all 50 states.
Walk Our Children to School Day
The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
is the host for the "National Walk Our Children to School Day" website.
The site includes descriptions of the event, a form to sign up,
reasons to walk and lists of resources to make your walk great.
Walkable Communities, Inc.
This non-profit corporation is organized to help communities become
more walkable and pedestrian friendly. Their website describes their
services, and contains photographs of walkable communities for downloading.
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