Walking and Walkable Communities: Health Goals and Implementation Strategies

Samuel Keller (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: HEA007000

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Being physically active is one of the most important steps that Americans of all ages can take to improve their health. But only half of adults and about a quarter of high school students get the amount of physical activity recommended in national guidelines. This book aims to get Americans walking and wheelchair rolling for the physical activity needed to help prevent and reduce their risk of chronic diseases and premature death. The book also assists residents, parents, community association members, and others in getting involved in making communities safer for pedestrians. The book includes facts, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about traffic problems that affect pedestrians and find ways to help address these problems and promote pedestrian safety. The book includes information on identifying problems, taking action to address pedestrian concerns, finding solutions to improve pedestrian safety, and resources to get additional information. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Chapter 2. A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities
Laura Sandt, Robert Schneider, Dan Nabors, Libby Thomas, Colleen Mitchell, and RJ Eldridge

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