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Route 86 Campaign Update

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Glenn

The Heart Network has been providing technical assistance to BIKE 86, a group which recently submitted a petition to the NYSDOT to create a cycling friendly shoulder on Route 86 between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Read a Letter to the Editor submitted to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise by BIKE 86 Read the recent Story the Read the Rest…

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HBO To Broadcast “Weight of The Nation” May 14-15

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by Glenn

HBO Press Release: The obesity epidemic is one of the most pressing health issues facing the nation today. More than two-thirds of U.S. adults age 20 and over are overweight or obese, while nearly one-third of the nation’s children and adolescents age two to 19 are overweight or obese. Obesity contributes to five of the ten leading causes Read the Rest…

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DOT rejects bike lane on popular Tri-Lakes Route 86, cyclists ask for safe shoulder

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by Glenn

The Heart Network is partnering with BIKE 86, a grassroots coalition of bicycle advocates who are petitioning the NYS Department of Transportation to create a cycling-friendly paved shoulder on Route 86 between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Enhancing community infrastructure to support bicycling is an evidence-based strategy for increasing physical activity. To view the petition, Read the Rest…

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Redesigning our Communities for Physical Activity

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Glenn

“Well”, the New York Times blog on health recently published an entry entitled “Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer” which discusses the growing obesity epidemic in America and the importance of working to fix it.  The piece highlights a forthcoming PBS mini-series and companion book, “Designing Healthy Communities“.  A good read for Read the Rest…

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