November 3, 2016 1:32 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Benton Park West utilizes traffic calming lending library

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This post was originally shared here on October 11, 2016 on Trailnet’s website. Trailnet has created a traffic calming lending library. That means anyone can rent out equipment for creating pop-up traffic calming demonstrations to show the community what it looks like when streets are designed to slow traffic. On October 2, the Benton Park Neighborhood […]

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October 13, 2016 1:24 PMCategory: Health Equity, Physical Activity

Slow Your Street: A St. Louis Traffic Calming Success Story

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This post, written by Samantha Schipani, was originally featured here on the APA blog.  It may not be obvious to everyone that traffic safety is a public health and urban planning issue. But the number of motor-vehicle-related deaths is increasing, and the U.S. continues to have the most traffic fatalities per capita in the developed world. […]

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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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February 17, 2016 3:36 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Columbus, Indiana: Walking Toward Greatness

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APA’s Plan4Health project, an effort funded by the CDC, supports communities working at the intersection of planning and public health to increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for active living. The Columbus, Indiana, coalition — Reach Healthy Communities — is pursuing strategies to increase walkability throughout the community. The coalition engaged the Walkable and […]

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November 23, 2015 10:27 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Making Streets Safer in St. Louis

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The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Partnership – Active Living Workgroup in St. Louis is using the Plan4Health funding to increase opportunities for physical activity by making city streets safer. As the coalition noted in its October press release: The City of St. Louis continues to be designated as a Pedestrian Focus City by the […]

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October 20, 2015 4:14 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Tactical Urbanism or What To Do with Spare Tires

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Tactical urbanism is an exciting way to engage community members and demonstrate alternatives to existing public spaces. As APA’s Senior Research Associate David Morley, AICP, notes in his recently published PAS QuickNotes on tactical urbanism: “In a time when many local governments are expected to ‘do more with less,’ it makes sense to explore low-cost temporary interventions before […]

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July 15, 2015 3:18 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Plan4Health Coalition Update: St. Louis

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Trailnet of St. Louis, Missouri, has recently shared some news about bicycle and pedestrian planning.  Community meetings, walking tours, and “pop-up traffic calming” demonstrations are initial Plan4Health grant activities to create a more active St. Louis! Reposted from Trailnet’s News St. Louisans are fortunate to enjoy lush greenspace in our numerous parks, fine food offered through restaurants […]

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