Latest Walkability Stories

2009-10-27 12:51:06

Obesity linked to fewer neighborhood food options.

2009-03-05 18:28:46

U.S. researchers say a person who lives in a neighborhood with more fast food outlets and less opportunities to walk has a higher risk of weight gain.

2009-03-04 08:08:26

In a research article published recently by the American Journal of Epidemiology, Oregon Research Institute (ORI) scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., and colleagues show that a high-density of fast food outlets was associated with an increase of 3 pounds in weight and .8 inches in waist circumference among neighborhood residents who frequently ate at those restaurants.

2008-08-19 03:00:24

By Roof, Karen Maclennan, Carol Introduction Are you involved in land use planning? Do you review applications for development? In Colorado, as in many other states, local public health agencies (LPHAs) do provide these services.

2008-08-06 15:00:21

By Eyana Adah Mcmillan, The York Dispatch, Pa. Aug. 6--So, downtown York is a "walker's paradise," according to Front Seat, a Seattle-based company that runs a Web site, www.walkscore.com.

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Michelle Dynes, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Aug. 3--CHEYENNE -- City planning that reduces sprawl also reduces the environmental impacts of development. Smart--growth principles not only create attractive, walkable neighborhoods, but also minimize pollution and preserve natural lands.

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 29--Mark Vlasic and his family weren't thinking about walkability when they moved into Salt Lake City's east Liberty Park neighborhood several years ago.

2008-07-15 03:00:21

Calls for new livable, "walkable" communities and work force housing Elise Swanson, (310) 241-0699 Bisno Development Company LLC announced today that it has launched five blogs to provide the public with easy access to information on how Bisno projects support the rapidly growing "Smart Growth" movement.

2007-02-12 13:35:00

Some of a neighborhood's features may be more than selling points for real estate agents. A new study suggests such factors may work to beat back obesity in older people by increasing a neighborhood's "walkability."

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