September 18, 2008

By Rosanne Prinsen, MSc

Alta Planning + Design
Alta combines the skills of planning, design, landscape architecture and engineering to create bicycle, pedestrian, greenway and trail projects that improve and empower communities.

Decatur gets around – A community transportation plan
The City of Decatur is committed to becoming an "active living community," where our sidewalks and streets are designed to encourage walking and biking. What is Active Living? And how does that work with a community transportation plan? Find out more…..

National bicycle and pedestrian documentation project
The National Documentation Project (NDP) is an annual bicycle and pedestrian count and survey effort that is sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council.

Prevention for a healthier America: Investments in disease prevention yield significant savings, stronger communities
This July 2008 publication concludes that investing $10 per person per year in proven community-based programs to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and prevent smoking and other tobacco use could save the country more than $16 billion annually within five years.

Active options
Welcome to Active Options for Aging Americans, a guide to local physical activity programs and opportunities for older adults.

CDC Healthy aging network case study report

Healthy aging research network environmental audit tool and protocol
This audit tool and protocol was designed to support a detailed quantitative and qualitative inquiry into community-scale and street-scale factors associated with physical
activity in older adults.

Commute Trip Reduction Program (CTR)
The Washington State Legislature passed the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Law in 1991, incorporating it into the Washington Clean Air Act. The goals of the program are to reduce traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, and petroleum consumption through employer-based programs that decrease the number of commute trips made by people driving alone.

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