Physical Activity - News

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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