Call for Abstracts – Posters and Presentations Conference on Health and Active Transportation Joining Forces and Moving Forward December 11-12, 2019
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine
Washington, DC Abstract Deadline EXTENDED:June 21, 2019
This conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of…[Read more]
The CDC recently released a study on electric scooter injuries (click here for study). This study was the first to be overseen by federal epidemiologists.
While this like automobile accident statistics, e-scooters and e-scooter injuries are a growing problem in some communities. There were 20 individuals injured / 100,000 scooter trips over the…[Read more]
The Rural Health Information Hub has assembled a robust Rural Food Access Toolkit. This online toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United States.
The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on…[Read more]
Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2018 League of American Bicyclists Benchmarking Report
The 2018 Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking is the sixth edition and the first edition published by the League of American Bicyclists. It is intended to update the data and analyses found in the five previous versions published in 2007,…[Read more]
Creating Age-Friendly Streets – Part I
Apr 22, 2019
It’s widely known that the US population is aging. But how do we prepare our local transportation networks to support the mobility needs of older adults and keep them safe? This webinar series will offer key principles for considering the safety and mobility needs forolder a…[Read more]
Creating safe and convenient places for people to incorporate bicycling, walking and other forms of active transportation into daily life improves health. However, many communities lack the infrastructure that supports activity friendly routes that lead to everyday destinations and allows for safe, active transportation for regular trips. This…[Read more]
A new study shows that people who live near high quality bike and pedestrian infrastructure are twice as likely to meet recommended daily exercise levels, a new study finds. More interesting, the study showed the availability bike facility itself *caused* the increase.
Offered through the National Highway Institute (NHI), this FREE online course provides an introduction to the Statewide, metropolitan, and rural transportation planning requirements and highlights techniques that may be applied. It highlights the transportation requirements and planning processes, and why they are important; identifies the key…[Read more]
The AARP Community Challenge grant program is part of the nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative that helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. The program is intended to help communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress in support of residents of all ages.
For the firs…[Read more]
On Thursday, March 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT, USDA Rural Development will conduct a listening session webinar to listen to questions and comments from the partners, stakeholders, and customers who will be affected by the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.
Are you an Illinois municipality, neighborhood association, non-profit, or community organization that seeks assistance with a planning project? The American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter can help!
The American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) has relaunched its Pro Bono Planning Services Program and is now accepting…[Read more]