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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.

America's Walking
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.

America WALKS
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.

Sierra Club
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".

Smart Growth
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.

Sprawl Watch
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 events.

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 related publications.

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.

Volksmarch
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. Very helpful if you will be creating a presentation about these issues!

 

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