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“Make the Move… 2010-11 National Implementation of the U.S. Physical Activity Plan”



This document provides an overview of policies presented at the 111th Congress, aimed at increasing levels of physical activity. ...

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“Making El Paso’s streets safe for active transportation with the Vulnerable Road User Ordinance”



Residents of the El Chamizal neighborhood in El Paso, Texas, part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program can now enjoy safer roads thanks to a Vulnerable Road User Ordinance. Learn more about this change here. ...

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“Making the roads safe for bikers, walkers”



Advocate Michael Krings, a member of Healthy Hastings and director of the YMCA, believes that more should be done to create safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists. While the city works on reviewing a Complete Streets Policy, the Healthy Hastings Committee has been granted permission to put up 25 signs which remind road users that the road belongs to ...

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“Manatee County officials rethinking playgrounds grant”



Manatee county officials are considering whether or not to apply for a $30,000 grant from KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that works to provide playgrounds for children. The grant would encourage joint use agreements between Manatee County and its school districts. However, officials from both the school board and the county are concerned about some of the terms specified in the grant application, and about the sponsorship that KaBOOM! receives from Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. In spite of these challenges, County Commissioner Michael Gallen hopes that Manatee County will be about to "work through ...

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“MO Project 1 Winner: What We See in Santa Ana”



Young advocates received an award for their submission to the MO Project video contest. This video demonstrates many of the environmental factors which contribute to Latino childhood obesity. ...

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“Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Details of 50 Parks Initiative”



In 2009, the the city of Los Angeles conducted an assessment of it's parks and found that many low-income neighborhoods lacked sufficient park space and facilities. Now approximately $80.9 million in funding has been secured for the acquisition, design, and construction of these 50 new ...

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“Mueller neighborhood continues to grow “



In the east central area of Austin, what once use to be the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, has now become a popular neighborhood designed to promote walking and active living. The community which lays on 700 acres of land features more than 140 acres of park space and an easy to reach farmers market. At completion the Mueller community will contain more than 5,700 homes and of these, 25% will belong to the affordable housing program. ...

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“Meeting with City Hall officials in Amarillo”



At a meeting with city hall officials, BikeTexas representative Fernando Martinez expressed the need for bike lanes and routes surrounding all Amarillo schools. At the time the Amarillo Bike Routes Plan included plans for routes surrounding five elementary schools and one middle ...

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“Minority Groups and Bottlers Team Up in Battles Over Soda”



Another look at how partnerships between big soda companies and non-profits that work with minority groups have influenced some soda regulation ...

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