Physical Activity - News

Mountain Biking Coalition Gets Local Media Attention

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Glenn

The Adirondack Explorer and Adirondack Daily Enterprise recently published articles profiling the work of the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), which was formed in 2009 by a group of local mountain bike enthusiasts who joined forces to advocate for and develop an interconnected network of trails suitable for mountain bikes. Over the past few years BETA Read the Rest…

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Franklin County Wants Safe Routes to School

Posted on: October 8th, 2012 by Glenn

The Heart Network recently assisted Franklin County by applying for Safe Routes to School grants offered by NYSDOT. The applications identified both infrastructre projects and educational activities that will be implemented in Malone and Saranac Lake. The projects were developed in partnership with the Franklin County Department of Health, Saranac Lake and Malone School Districts, Read the Rest…

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Report Identifies NY As a Leader in Complete Streets Movement

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by Glenn

The National Complete Streets Coalition has just released their 2011 Complete Streets Policy Analysis and Complete Streets Policy Workbook. Almost 150 policies were adopted across the country in 2011, and according to this report, New York receives high rankings for having a large number of new local and regional Complete Streets policies. Did you know Read the Rest…

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New Obesity Data Released by CDC

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Glenn

New baseline data for obesity prevalence by state released by CDC. While New York has a lower obesity rate compared to other states, 24.5% of us are obese – that is nearly one out of every four adults. Now more than ever we need to improve our communities to make it easier to eat well Read the Rest…

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Trail Up and Running (or walking) in Hogansburg

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Glenn

Volunteers in Akwesasne have been working hard to establish the community’s first walking trail. The Tewatahita Walking Trail was completed this summer with the help of many individuals, businesses and organizations. The Heart Network has provided technical assistance and mini grants over the last two years to help create and promote the trail. Most recently, Read the Rest…

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