Thousands of helmet-clad schoolchildren from across the U.S. hopped on their bicycles this morning for National Bike to School Day. Today marks the second annual observance that celebrates safe, healthy routes to school.
A new report shows states are falling behind in adopting 15 basic traffic safety laws amid an increase in highway crash deaths.
Transportation influences the well-being of Americans every day. However, many don’t know the impact they can have in making commuting safer, cleaner and healthier.
The increasing role of transportation and number of fast food restaurants in America are both leading to obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health impact assessments and improved and more accessible transportation options can reduce health inequities and produce a higher quality of well-being, according to presentations in an APHA webinar Wednesday.
As bike-sharing programs gain in popularity, a timely study from the American Journal of Public Health finds that cyclists utilizing a bike-sharing program in Washington, D.C., are much less likely to wear helmets than their counterparts riding personal bicycles.
In a recent post featured in Transportation for America’s blog, Susan Polan, associate executive director of APHA, offers her thoughts on why providing sustainable, safe transportation options is integral to building healthier, more active communities.
Bike to Work Day events are being held today in other cities across the country in support of this healthy, alternative commute option.
Ditching their cars and opting for bicycles instead, parents and their children are participating today in National Bike to School Day. New polling data show a majority of Americans support increased federal funding for sidewalks, bike lanes and bike paths.
Despite the obvious safety risk, almost a third of drivers admit to driving when they were so tired they had difficulty keeping their eyes open, according to a recent traffic safety survey. Read more in the January 2012 issue of The Nation’s Health.
For nearly all of the students in the Flint School District in Michigan, the safe, healthy choice is also the easiest one. Students there forgo the big yellow bus and take to the sidewalks to get to school. This week, 10 schools in the district received grant money to make pedestrian safety improvements...
While a bill to reauthorize federal transportation funding awaits congressional approval, public health advocates in communities across the country are urging local lawmakers to adopt laws and policies that support complete streets.