April 25, 2017 2:16 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Plan4Health Coalition Featured in Baltimore Sun

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The Plan4Health project in Baltimore, Maryland was recently featured in The Baltimore Sun. The article highlighted the coalition’s effort to connect 35 miles of trails that would run through 50 Baltimore neighborhoods. Read the article here!  

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December 8, 2016 3:48 PMCategory: Physical Activity

PBCI Quarterly Newsletter

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Interested in learning more about the latest in pedestrian and bicycle news? Check out the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center’s Fall 2016 e-newsletter. It is full of news stories, policy, systems, and environmental change resources, and information about upcoming events. Read the full issue here!

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May 26, 2016 8:16 PMCategory: Physical Activity

St. Louis Plan4Health Spreads to Chicago

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  Trailnet, the St. Louis Plan4Health coalition, was selected to provide active transportation input and guidance on a project in Chicago. The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit organization working to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit in the Chicago region. Trailnet will be taking the traffic calming model they developed through Plan4Health and spreading […]

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May 20, 2016 3:28 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Cohort II Spotlight: Ajo, Arizona

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The Plan4Health coalition in Ajo, Arizona, is working hard not only to make bicycling an option for transportation, physical activity, and leisure, but also to reinvigorate a sense of active living through the community’s deep connection to their surroundings. Ajo is an outpost in the southwestern part of Arizona — only about 40 miles from […]

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May 17, 2016 1:29 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Infrastructure Week is May 16-23

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  Infrastructure Week is May 16 – 23 and is an opportunity to recognize the important role of infrastructure in the economy, the health and safety of the public, and the strength of communities across the country. The theme this year is “Infrastructure Matters”, telling the story of what infrastructure means to Americans. Although Infrastructure […]

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May 4, 2016 10:00 AMCategory: Physical Activity

National Bike to School Day

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Did you know that today, May 4, is National Bike to School Day? Join schools across the country as they celebrate and take steps towards changing community culture. Five reasons to support walking and biking to school are: To have fun! Biking to school creates healthier habits Active transportation helps clean up the environment To […]

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April 18, 2016 1:55 PMCategory: Physical Activity

An Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets Policy in Bensenville, Illinois

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In Bensenville, Illinois, a suburb about 17 miles outside of Chicago, a coalition of planning and public health professionals leveraged the Plan4Health grant funds to implement an Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets policy. Members of the coalition had been working for years to incorporate an active transportation component into the village’s comprehensive plan — […]

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February 16, 2016 9:00 AMCategory: Physical Activity

Walk This Way

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WALKSacramento and the Design 4 Active Sacramento Coalition are working on multiple fronts to improve walkability and health across South Sacramento neighborhoods. The Plan4Health coalition’s efforts are enhanced and complemented by the California Endowment’s work to improve the health of 14 challenged communities across the state of California through their Building Healthy Communities initiative. Collaborating […]

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February 2, 2016 10:15 AMCategory: Physical Activity

Advancing Safe Routes to Parks

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                  Green spaces benefit people’s health and well-being, but they must be accessible in order for such positive impacts to come to fruition. The concept of Safe Routes to Parks considers the infrastructure required for a safe, connected system between parks, their access points, and their surrounding […]

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January 19, 2016 6:23 PMCategory: Physical Activity

A Campaign to Get Indy Residents Walking

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By Health by Design WalkWays is working to “move Indy forward” as a city that’s accessible to pedestrians and those who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices. For people in other cities, this might look like an easy job. After all, Indianapolis has earned its share of attention for walkability and access, with options like […]

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January 14, 2016 6:10 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Adopting a Complete Streets Policy: Lessons Learned from Swanzey

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This entry is adapted from New Hampshire’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) January newsletter. The power of partnerships is something that Plan4Health coalitions exhibit in many aspects of their work, collaborating with people from many sectors to work towards common goals. Partnering across programs is a way to amplify changes and is a display of true collaboration. A […]

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December 1, 2015 9:06 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Explore the Transportation and Health Tool

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The American Public Health Association, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently released the Transportation and Health Tool. The intersection of transportation and health is an essential component of Plan4Health, with coalitions tackling many of the strategies recommended by the tool. From the Complete Streets work […]

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