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-> According to the abstract of an FHWA report released in October, “A Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety provides guidance for maintaining pedestrian facilities with the primary goal of increasing safety and mobility. The Guide addresses the needs for pedestrian facility maintenance; common maintenance issues; inspection, accessibility, and compliance; maintenance measurers; funding; and construction techniques to reduce future maintenance.”
[See Webinar section for December 6 webinar highlighting this resource & Research section for report on the research that forms the basis for the Guide]
-> According to an Oct. 25th Centers For Disease Control article, “A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health (http://1.usa.gov/1ayprL1i) s a resource for public health practitioners working to advance health equity through community health interventions. While health disparities can be addressed at multiple levels, this guide focuses on policy, systems, and environmental improvements designed to improve the places where people live, learn, work, and play...
“Not all communities have equal access to physical activity resources or environments that support an active lifestyle. This section of the guide focuses on how to design active living strategies that address the needs of populations experiencing health inequities, such as residents in low-income communities and communities of color. Strategies Include:
(Download Section 4: Maximizing Active Living Strategies to Advance Health Equity http://1.usa.gov/IrTk9j)
-> According to a recent publication, “...The Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) has compiled a list of critical issues in transportation for 2013 to stimulate awareness and debate and to focus research on the most pressing transportation issues facing the nation... The following discussion highlights information developed in recent reports by TRB and other divisions of the National Research Council...”
According to a Dec. 2nd League of American Bicyclist article, “... the energy and momentum behind the annual Youth Bike Summit and organizations like Recycle-A-Bicycle have continued to grow — and, as the League convened our Equity Advisory Council (EAC) this time last year, we recognized the critical need to include the voices of youth. We were honored that another Youth Bike Summit keynote and stand-out, Devlynn Chen (pictured), a New York City native and now a freshman at Dickinson College, joined the EAC.
“... over the summer, Chen worked with the League on a project-based, six-week, paid internship to help us better understand what motivates youth to ride and how to engage them in advocacy. The result? A new report, authored by Chen, on ‘Engaging Youth in Bicycle Advocacy: A case study on why youth ride and 10 rules for adults working effectively with teens.' (http://bit.ly/1gDwWWl)...”
-> According to a Nov. 26th League of American Bicyclist article, “...In August, we released our first report — Women on a Roll (http://bit.ly/1jk0U40) — which included a wealth of information on the power and potential of female bicyclists. But we wanted to take it a step further; see how we could present this knowledge in innovative ways. So we hosted our first Women Bike Infographic Contest, calling on bicycling creatives to make the information visually compelling... Congratulations to Paul Halupka and Alex Helbach from Chicago's Active Transportation Alliance for pulling together this beautiful take on why women ride (http://bit.ly/19gmFdr)...”
-> According to a recently published final report, “Beginning in late March of 2012, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) entered into an agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the establishment and first year activities of a BNMC Transportation Management Association (TMA). The TMA was to be a membership organization that worked towards the development of a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) toolkit – or a set of strategies, policies, and programs designed to reduce the number of single occupant vehicles (SOV's) and to promote the use of alternative transportation modes among workers at the BNMC.”
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