Posts tagged "cycling"
Biking, walking becoming more accessible in metro areas

Biking, walking becoming more accessible in metro areas

Across the country, metropolitan areas large and small are taking steps to improve local walking and biking opportunities. New guides from APHA and partners are helping them improve their communities. Read our report from The Nation's Health.
New report shows walking, biking to school creates healthy habits

New report shows walking, biking to school creates healthy habits

A new report from Safe Routes to School and APHA shows how use of data can better promote walking and biking to school.

Sept. 2 news: Climate change, marijuana use in college, adult bike injuries

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.
APHA, partners share active transportation mission with Congress

APHA, partners share active transportation mission with Congress

The cost of inactivity in the U.S. is high, from chronic conditions such as obesity to rising health care costs.

Study: Cyclists using bicycle-sharing programs much less likely to wear helmets

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.
Today is Bike to Work Day

Today is Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day events are being held today in other cities across the country in support of this healthy, alternative commute option.

Today’s news: Costs of health care overhaul, new cancer findings, potential bike laws

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the health care law, retirees may pay about $20,000 for medical care; new study reports that one in every six cancers worldwide is caused by a treatable or preventable infection; video spurs advocacy of systematic reforms in the treatment of the mentally ill. All this and more, rounding up...

Report ranks top biking- and walking-friendly states, cities

At a time when the car is king, a new report out Monday shows that many cities and states across the country are making major progress at improving safe access for cyclists and pedestrians.

Bike commuting, a win-win for health and environment

Every time someone substitutes a short car trip, less than five miles, with a bike commute, that person plays an important role in improving the air quality of that city, according to a recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.