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May
11
5-11-2016

Atlanta’s BeltLine: So Much More than a Walkway

"Tony Comes Home" by William Massey is one of the many BeltLine art installments. Massey called on the community to help him gather found objects that make up this magnificent ...

Dec
02
Dan Burden

Active Aging Builds Social Connections: Q&A with Dan Burden

As a member of Active Living By Design’s (ALBD’s) inaugural National Advisory Committee (NAC) from 2002-2005, Dan Burden helped us understand what it takes to create activity-friendly communities for everyone. ...

Nov
13
11-13-2015_2

Where Safe Routes Are Most Needed

If you’ve read our blog recently, or if you’ve been paying attention to healthy communities media streams in our world, you know about a renewed national push to ...

Sep
16
9-16-2015

Let’s #StepItUp for Children

Last week, the U.S. Surgeon General called on our nation to better support walking and walkability as a fundamental health strategy. Speakers noted that walking is a basic human right ...

Sep
11
9-11-2015

The Surgeon General’s Call: Get on your Feet or Wheels!

This week, our nation’s top physician and Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, released his first national Call to Action, Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to ...

Aug
31
8-31-2015

Let’s Launch a Bike to Class Week

As a dual degree graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) studying city and regional planning and public health, I am passionate about ...

Aug
06
8-6-2015

Safe Routes to School Celebrates 10 Years

The beginning of a new school year triggers a change in most families’ rhythms as they get back to the daily school commute. Thanks to the Safe Routes to School ...

Mar
25
3-25-2015_2

Working Toward a Walking Culture

In a busy society where productivity is one of our most lauded values, checking “exercise” off our packed to-do lists is tough. In fact, as I write this, I’m looking ...

Mar
10
3-11-2015

The Missing Link: Women’s Leadership in Bicycling

In many American cities, bicycling is making a comeback. People are dusting off their old bikes and fixing them up for their daily commute. They’re purchasing cargo bikes and special ...

Nov
06
11-6-2014

Test, Then Invest: Pilot Projects

Active transportation advocates have had a big year. The United States Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, announced a new initiative to enhance pedestrian and biking safety nationwide, and ...

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